Checklist and Resources


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.

Image of checklist in Community section of Insights tab of a GitHub project.

Fig. 67 Checklist of recommended documents 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 on Mozilla’s github page and is highly recommended as additional reading.