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Setting up your project for healthy contributions

Repository maintainers can set contributing guidelines to help collaborators make meaningful, useful contributions to a project.

Setting guidelines for repository contributors

You can create guidelines to communicate how people should contribute to your project.

Adding a license to a repository

You can include an open source license in your repository to make it easier for other people to contribute.

Adding support resources to your project

You can create a SUPPORT file to let people know about ways to get help with your project.

Creating a default community health file

You can create default community health files, such as CONTRIBUTING and CODE_OF_CONDUCT. Default files will be used for any repository owned by the account that does not contain its own file of that type.