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Contributor Guidelines

New contributors and project proposals are welcomed.

If you have any questions or are interested in helping us develop our approach to governance, please introduce yourself via the Governance Forum.

1 Projects

1.1 Contributing to existing projects

Those interested in contributing to an existing project should introduce themselves via the associated discussion forum.

1.2 New project proposals

Please note that these guidelines are very much a work in progress.

1.2.1 Scope

Our primary focus is SDR hardware and associated software, but additional areas that may be considered to be a good fit include:

  • Designs for RF components such as amplifiers and filters;
  • RF component footprint libraries.

1.2.2 Copyright

For details of contributor responsibility please see the Terms and Conditions.

Note that we do not require contributors to assign their copyrights to us.

1.2.3 Licensing

Projects must use recognised open source licences.

In general we favour:

  • Creative Commons Attribution for hardware designs
  • Apache 2.0 for software.

However, we are not closed to projects which propose to use other licences.

1.2.4 Submission

Proposals should be sent in the first instance to Andrew Back.

1.2.5 Review process

This will take the form of a discussion and we will be as open and transparent as we can.

Formal process TBD and suggestions are welcomed!

2 Device documentation

This wiki is also used to host device documentation in an effort to make it more accessible and easier to reuse. This is organised in dedicated namespaces that are distinct from the main "community" namespace (which is actually the default/main namespace that does not have a prefix).

At the present time the following vendors host documentation on this wiki:


Other device vendors are welcome to host documentation with us, subject to providing proof that a contributor is an authorised employee or agent of that vendor.

Proposals should be sent in the first instance to Andrew Back.