The project home is http://elfutils.org/ The current elfutils source code can be checked out with git clone git://sourceware.org/git/elfutils.git The developer mailinglist to send patches to is email@example.com. https://sourceware.org/ml/elfutils-devel/ To subscribe send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Or use the form at https://sourceware.org/mailman/listinfo/elfutils-devel Please supply patches using git format-patch or using git send-email. Sign your work To facilitate tracking of who did what, we've adopted a "sign-off" procedure for patches based on the procedure used by the Linux kernel project. The sign-off is a simple line at the end of the explanation for the patch, which certifies that you wrote it or otherwise have the right to pass it on as a patch under an appropriate license. The rules are pretty simple: if you can certify the below: Developer's Certificate of Origin 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 the contribution under each license indicated in, or otherwise designated as being applicable to, the file. (b) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), and I have not modified it. (c) I understand and agree that the 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. then you just add a line saying Signed-off-by: Random J Developer <email@example.com> using your real name (sorry, no pseudonyms or anonymous contributions.) git commit --signoff will add such a Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit log message for you. The ideal patch contains a ChangeLog entry and a test case for the bug fixed or feature added. The testsuite (make check) is expected to have zero failing tests. Do not knowingly add tests that FAIL. If there are architectures or configurations where a tests is not supported make sure they are skipped instead of failing. Adding "exit 77" in the test shell wrapper indicates that a test was SKIPPED. We do allow binaries in the testsuite for tests that only need to read ELF or DWARF data and if generating the data in the testcase itself is difficult or would be architecture specific. The binaries should be bzip2 compressed. Add a note in the test wrapper run-<testcase>.sh script how to regenerate the binary. After sending your patch to the mailinglist one of the committers to the project will review it, give feedback, and if perfect they will commit it for you. You can become a maintainer/committer yourself after you have provided at least a handful of accepted patches and agree to the guidelines in this document for creating, reviewing, accepting and committing patches. To become a committer you need a sourceware account: https://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/pdw/ps_form.cgi Upload a SSH public key and have an existing maintainer sponsor you for the elfutils group. committers can push patches through: ssh://<user>@sourceware.org/git/elfutils.git The current webpages published at https://sourceware.org/elfutils/ can be checked out with: git clone ssh://<user>@sourceware.org/git/elfutils-htdocs.git Patches should also be posted to the mailinglist. As a maintainer/committer you should still post patches as described above. And ideally they are reviewed and approved as above. If no other committer has reviewed or objected to your patch for a week you may use your own judgement whether you ping your patch or push it after "self-review". If you do, you should post a message to the mailinglist that the patch has been pushed. committers may also create git branches starting with <nickname>/... patches on these branches are works in progress, so might not be perfect yet, but should follow the above guidelines as much as possible and should be aimed at integration into master. For merging a branch into master the same process as above should be followed by posting the patches to the list first. committers/maintainers who repeatedly ignore the above guidelines, are hostile or offensive towards other committers or contributors, and don't correct their behavior after being asked by other committers will be removed as maintainer/committer.