The Hyperledger Improvement Proposal (HIP) process is intended to provide a consistent and controlled path for new projects to join Hyperledger.

Process to propose a HIP

  1. Fork this repository.

  2. Fill out the Proposal Template and save it into the HIPs subdirectory under the name of your project, such as mynewproject.md.

  3. Commit your changes with proper sign-off. This means that your commit log message must contain a line that looks like the following one, with your actual name and email address:

     Signed-off-by: John Doe <john.doe@example.com>

    Adding the -s flag to your git commit command will add that line automatically. You can also add it manually as part of your commit log message or add it afterwards with git commit --amend -s.

  4. Submit a Pull Request.

Bringing in an existing repository

By default Hyperledger will create a new respository for you to start from but if you have an existing GitHub repo you would like to bring to your proposed project you have the option to request for that repo to be reused instead. This is however only possible if every commit in your existing repo is signed-off so there is no DCO related issues. If that is not the case, you will need to bring your code by squashing all of your commits into a single first commit made against your new lab repo with your sign-off.