Contribute to documentation

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Contributing to the Docker documentation can be a rewarding experience. When you offer feedback, questions, edits, or new content, you help us, the projects you work on, and the larger Docker community.

We welcome your participation to help make the documentation better!

Looking for the open source Moby project?

See Looking for Moby? below.

How to contribute to the docs

The documentation for Docker is published at docs.docker.com.

There are many ways to contribute:

  • Edit, rate, or file an issue or question directly on the site by using the links available on the right-side menu on every page at docs.docker.com.

    Docs feedback links

  • File a documentation issue on GitHub at https://github.com/docker/docker.github.io/issues.

    This is similar to clicking Request doc changes on a published docs page, but if you manually file an issue you have to fill in links to the related pages.

  • Fork the documentation, make changes or add new content on your local branch, and submit a pull request (PR) to the master branch for the docs.

    This is the manual, more advanced version of clicking Edit this page on a published docs page. Initiating a docs changes in a PR from your own branch gives you more flexibility, as you can submit changes to multiple pages or files under a single pull request, and even create new topics.

Resources and guidance

We are here to help. If you are interested in contributing, but don’t feel ready to dive in on more complex updates, we can help get you up and running.

You might start by using the right-side menus on published pages:

  • Click Request doc changes on a page to automatically log an issue.

  • Click Edit this page to make a change to content, which automatically creates a PR.

The issue and PR pages on GitHub give us a community space to discuss things, and answer any questions you might have about the problem or topic you are reporting on.

To learn more about working on the documentation, see these topics:

Looking for meetups and Docker Community?

Go to the Docker Community GitHub repository for resources and information on the community.

The topics in this guide on Other ways to contribute provide some additional information, but it’s likely you’ll find the community information you are looking for on the GitHub repository.

Looking for Moby?

Docker introduced the open source Moby project to further promote collaboration, experimentation, and development of container-based systems in the broader community. Moby is a library of containerized components, a framework for assembling components into a container platform, and tools to build, test, and deploy artifacts. It included a reference assembly, which is the open base for the Docker platform.

You can read about the Moby project, the open framework, components, and relationship of Docker to Moby at mobyproject.org.

The Moby project lives here.

See Contribute to the Moby project to learn how to help work on the codebase.

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