Contributing to the DANOS source code

This article will cover the general guidelines for contributing to the DANOS source code. Individual repositories may have their own rules and the ‘CONTRIBUTING’ file for each should be consulted to learn of these rules.

We are still working out all of the logistics for contributions and this page will be updated over the coming weeks.

Developer Certificate of Origin


The project maintainers for DANOS will only accept contributions using the Developer’s Certificate of Origin 1.1 located at (“DCO”). The DCO is a legally binding statement asserting that you are the creator of your contribution, or that you otherwise have the authority to distribute the contribution, and that you are intentionally making the contribution available under the license associated with the given repository.

Developer Certificate of Origin Process

You can agree to the DCO in your contribution by using a “Signed-off-by” line at the end of your commit message. You should only submit a contribution if you are willing to agree to the DCO terms. If you are willing, just add a line to the end of every git commit message:

```Signed-off-by: Jane Smith <>```

You may type this line on your own when writing your commit messages. However, Git makes it easy to add this line to your commit messages. If you set your `` and `` as part of your git configuration, you can sign your commit automatically with `git commit -s`.

DCO Text

Developer Certificate of Origin Version 1.1 Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors. 1 Letterman Drive Suite D4700 San Francisco, CA, 94129 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1 By making a contribution to this project, I certify that: (a) 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 (b) 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 (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it. (d) 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.


New feature development

New features should be designed to be modular and build time configurable. They should use debian packaging (link), VCI (link) components and dataplane pipeline nodes (link) to achieve this.