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Join the Paketo open source community!

There are a few good ways to keep up with developments within the Paketo Buildpacks community:

Reach out to us on Slack
Tweet at us
Join our working group meetings
Make a contribution

Mailing List

Keep up-to-date on the latest news in the Paketo Buildpacks community by joining our mailing list. The mailing list will provide you with updates on the project, new blog posts, security disclosures, and more.

Working Groups

Check out what’s going on in the Paketo Buildpacks community by joining a Working Group meeting. Join discussions about RFCs. See how others are using buildpacks in their environments. Or, BYOB (bring your own buildpacks!) to share, discuss, and get feedback from the community.


Do you have ideas for the future of the project? Well, we’d certainly like to hear them! Check out our Discussions portal to weigh in on ongoing conversations or to start a new one.


If you’d like to learn more about the buildpacks' architecture and the design decisions being made, it may be helpful to read through some of our past and present Requests For Comments (RFCs). These are documents written by members of the Paketo community to propose technical changes to the project or one of its buildpacks.


Check out our contribution guide for an idea of where to begin. You may wish to start with issues labeled good first issue or help wanted.

Signing the CLA

In order to contribute code, you will need to sign the Contributor License Agreement. When opening a pull request to Paketo for the first time, the EasyCLA bot will add a comment to the PR indicating that the commit is NOT COVERED by a signed CLA.

The authorization process will be slightly different depending on the type of contributor you are to the Paketo project:

Individual Contributor

If you are contributing code on your own behalf, instead of your employer or organization, please follow these steps

Corporate Contributor

If you are contributing code on behalf of your employer or other organization, please follow these steps

Common questions about EasyCLA