How to contribute to the Digital Public Good for CRVS

The value of open-source products as digital public goods is that an active community of contributors will help to maintain and grow the product.

We need your support to ensure that every individual on the planet is recognised, protected and provided for from birth.

The Open Source Guides website has a collection of resources for individuals, communities, and companies who want to learn how to run and contribute to an open source project. Contributors and people new to open source will find the following guides especially useful:

Github Discussions

If you need to talk to us at any time regarding technical issues or feature ideas please refer to Github Discussions.

Our values

As you join the OpenCRVS community, we request that you collaborate in the spirit of our joint values.

Better together

We know that the impact of our combined efforts is greater than any individual effort alone. That’s why we are passionate community builders, creating spaces where diverse opinions and voices come together too create smart solutions.

We nurture meaningful partnerships built on mutual trust and friendship and grounded in a shared vision of the future.

Open, always

We have an open attitude, ready to work on each new challenge with optimism and a fresh perspective.

We are radically transparent, openly sharing our ideas, our designs, our tools, and our code.

We are open-minded and curious. We actively listen to others then take action with integrity.

Because we care

We work hard because we believe profoundly in our mission.

We care deeply about the quality of our product and its implementation, knowing that it will profoundly affect people’s lives.

We act with purpose and determination because we know that time is running out to ensure we leave no one behind.

Contributing to code

OpenCRVS uses GitHub as its source of truth. The core team will be working directly there. All changes will be public from the beginning. Please review the contributing file, clone the repository and submit a pull request. The authors will review the code and merge it in if all is well. By contributing to the OpenCRVS code, you are conforming to the terms of the license.

Reporting new issues

We use GitHub Issues if you would like to raise a bug or propose a change or feature. If you just have a general topic of discussion, or would like some technical help, please chat with us on Github Discussions.

Reporting bugs

We use GitHub Issues for our public bugs. If you would like to report a problem, take a look around and see if someone already opened an issue about it, or chat with us on Github Discussions. If you are certain this is a new, unreported bug, you can submit a bug report.

Take screenshots or record your screen. Loom is a great tool you can use to record a video and paste a link to it into your bug. Open a bug report on Github following the guidance.

Reporting security bugs

Make sure to include a detailed description of the bug. Open a bug report on Github following the guidance.

Proposing a change

If you would like to request a new feature or enhancement but are not yet thinking about opening a pull request, you can:

  1. Email us at to explore the feature together.

  2. File an issue with the feature template.

  3. Join the community at and ask what others think about your idea.

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