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Contributing to Erlang/OTP


By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:

  1. The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or

  2. The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to
    submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as Indicated in the file; or

  3. The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it.

  4. I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.

Erlang/otp is licensed under the Apache License 2.0

As stated in: LICENSE.txt


Reporting a bug

Report bugs at https://bugs.erlang.org. See Bug reports for more information.

Submitting Pull Requests

You can contribute to Erlang/OTP by opening a Pull Request.

Make sure you create a new branch for your pull request with git checkout -b new-branch-name. Give the branch a short but descriptive name, like stdlib/lists-length-fix. Never do your work directly on maint or master.

Fixing a bug

Adding a new feature

Before you submit your pull request

Make sure that your branch contains clean commits:

Check your coding style:

Configuring Emacs

If you use Emacs, use the Erlang mode, and add the following lines to .emacs:

(setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil)
(setq c-basic-offset 4)

If you want to change the setting only for the Erlang mode, you can use a hook like this:

(add-hook 'erlang-mode-hook 'my-erlang-hook)

(defun my-erlang-hook ()
  (setq indent-tabs-mode nil))