GitHub encourages collaboration practice in their community guidelines. The insights tab of your GitHub project provides a section called “Community” that includes a list of recommended documents that your project should have. Those include a README, Code of Conduct, Contributing guidelines, licence, and templates for issues and pull requests.

Community profile on GitHub


This chapter is an abbreviated version of the Mozilla Open Leadership Series material which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. The complete Open Leadership Handbook is available at and is highly recommended it as additional reading.