Contributing to Go

Go is an open source project.

It is the work of hundreds of contributors. We appreciate your help!

Before filing an issue

If you are unsure whether you have found a bug, please consider asking in the golang-nuts mailing list or other forums first. If the behavior you are seeing is confirmed as a bug or issue, it can easily be re-raised in the issue tracker.

Filing issues

Sensitive security-related issues should be reported to See the security policy for details.

The recommended way to file an issue is by running go bug. Otherwise, when filing an issue, make sure to answer these five questions:

  1. What version of Go are you using (go version)?
  2. What operating system and processor architecture are you using?
  3. What did you do?
  4. What did you expect to see?
  5. What did you see instead?

For change proposals, see Proposing Changes To Go.

Contributing code

Please read the Contribution Guidelines before sending patches.

Unless otherwise noted, the Go source files are distributed under the BSD-style license found in the LICENSE file.