We welcome contributions from everyone. However, please follow the following guidelines when posting a GitHub Pull Request or filing a GitHub Issue on the systemd project:

Filing Issues

Following these guidelines makes it easier for us to process your issue, and ensures we won’t close your issue right-away for being misfiled.

Older downstream versions

For older versions that are still supported by your distribution please use respective downstream tracker:

Security vulnerability reports

If you discover a security vulnerability, we’d appreciate a non-public disclosure. The issue tracker and mailing list listed above are fully public. If you need to reach systemd developers in a non-public way, report the issue in one of the “big” distributions using systemd: Fedora (be sure to check “Security Sensitive Bug” under “Show Advanced Fields”), Ubuntu (be sure to change “This bug contains information that is” from “Public” to “Private Security”), or Debian. Various systemd developers are active distribution maintainers and will propagate the information about the bug to other parties.

Posting Pull Requests

Final Words

We’d like to apologize in advance if we are not able to process and reply to your issue or PR right-away. We have a lot of work to do, but we are trying our best!

Thank you very much for your contributions!