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h1. Contributing to the Zend Framework -- Getting Started

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h2. Read the Zend Framework License

The license is BSD based and can be found at http://framework.zend.com/license.

h2. Sign a Contributor License Agreement

To contribute source code or documentation into the framework at any level (from a few lines, through a patch, to a full set of classes), you must first sign the [Contributor License Agreement|http://framework.zend.com/framework_cla_1.0.pdf]. This will also give you access to become a developer in the issue tracking system and the developer's wiki.

h2. Subscribe to the appropriate mailing lists

||List||Subscription Address||Archives||
|General|[fw-general-subscribe@lists.zend.com|mailto:fw-general-subscribe@lists.zend.com]|http://www.zend.com/lists/fw-general/|
|Documentation|[fw-docs-subscribe@lists.zend.com|mailto:fw-docs-subscribe@lists.zend.com]| |
|Announcements|[fw-announce-subscribe@lists.zend.com|mailto:fw-announce-subscribe@lists.zend.com]| |

h2. Contribute to the Wiki

||Topic||URL||
|Framework \\ Development|[http://framework.zend.com/wiki/display/ZFDEV]|
|Proposals|[http://framework.zend.com/wiki/display/ZFPROP]|
|End-User Wiki|[http://framework.zend.com/wiki/display/ZFUSER]|

h2. Report, work on, resolve issues in the Issue Tracker

The [Zend Framework Issue Tracker|http://framework.zend.com/issues/browse/ZF] is the place to submit issues of all types. This includes bugs, change requests, feature requests (if large enough, they could be [submitted as a proposal|http://framework.zend.com/wiki/display/ZFPROP]), and small patches. It is also the place to track the [release roadmap|http://framework.zend.com/issues/browse/ZF?report=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.project:roadmap-panel] and view the current status of framework components.