[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] add CONTRIBUTING.md

Lou Logan lou at lrcd.com
Tue Oct 6 01:26:46 CEST 2015

For the Github users to ignore.

Signed-off-by: Lou Logan <lou at lrcd.com>
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+# Contributing to FFmpeg
+FFmpeg is a big project, but we like seeing patches from new contributors.
+You can get started by reading the [Developer Documentation]
+## A note to Github users
+**FFmpeg development, including patch reviews, occurs on the ffmpeg-devel
+mailing list, so most developers do not view Github pull requests.
+Therefore, Github pull requests should be avoided because they will
+likely be not be noticed.**
+## Submitting patches
+Patches should be sent to the [ffmpeg-devel mailing list]
+Patches created with `git send-email` are preferred, but using
+`git format-patch` is also acceptable. See [Submitting Patches]
+(http://ffmpeg.org/developer.html#Submitting-patches-1) and
+[Using Git to Develop FFmpeg](https://ffmpeg.org/git-howto.html).
+## Bug reports
+Bug reports and feature requests should be submitted to our
+[bug tracker](https://trac.ffmpeg.org/). For more information refer to
+[Submitting a Bug Report](https://ffmpeg.org/bugreports.html).
+Please do not send bug reports to the ffmpeg-devel mailing list unless
+you are also sending a patch to fix the bug.
+## If you need help
+Visit the #ffmpeg IRC channel, or send a message to one of the
+appropriate [mailing lists](https://ffmpeg.org/contact.html).

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