Contributing with the Cherokee Project

The Cherokee Project is a diverse community of people from around the world. You don't have to be a networking guru or a skilled C developer to get involved.

Come join our community, and contribute in any way you like:

Helping Users: There are several active communities where you can discuss what is going on in Cherokee and help out other Cherokee users. We have mailing lists, IRC channels and forums. Please have a look at the communication channels for an overview.

Localization: Get involved by making Cherokee available in your language. You are welcome to contribute with any of the existing translations. The following Pot file is available for new translations as well.

Coding: Developers can help Cherokee by adding new features, making our technology faster and making development easier for others.

Marketing: Help us spread the word about how Cherokee is helping to evolve the Web towards efficiency, scalability, and management simplicity.

Attend FOSS events as part of the Cherokee community. Publicize Cherokee in media, at fairs and other events, etc. Take part in creating content and coordinating activities for special marketing initiatives.

Cherokee Contributor Agreement

Before we can incorporate significant contributions, certain legal requirements must be met.

We believe it is important to continue distributing Cherokee under a Free Software license and a unified copyright, so both the project and its users are as safe against legal threats.

Everybody who contributes code to Cherokee is going to be asked to sign a Contribute Agreement. The main to reasons for requiring contributors to sign this document are: First, it protects the project against any legal issue as to the origins and ownership of any particular piece of code contributed.

Second, the Contributor Agreement also ensures that once you have provided a contribution, you cannot try to withdraw permission for its use at a later date. People and companies can therefore use Cherokee, confident that they will not be asked to stop using pieces of the code at a later date.

Please, follow the following steps to submit us your Contributor Agreement:

Download the Document: It is available as PDF and OpenDocument files.

Sign it: Print out the document and sign it.

Submit it: Scan and email the document to

Report of Issues

Help us hunt down bugs in Cherokee. We encourage developers to use our software and help us to improve it.

Please, do not hesitate to file a bug report if you found any problem in Cherokee. You can also take part in the triage and confirmation of bugs having been reported on the Cherokee bug tracker.