Repository Management with Nexus

Appendix A. Contributing to the Nexus Book

This appendix covers the basics of contributing to the book you are currently reading. This book is an open source project, you can participate in the writing effort if you have an idea for documentation. Sonatype’s books are different: they are open writing efforts and we see documentation contributions as having equal value to code contributions. If you are interested in our technology, we’d welcome your contribution.

Contributor License Agreement (CLA). In order to contribute to the Nexus book, you will first need to fill out a contributor license agreement. This is a legal agreement between you and Sonatype which ensures that your contributions are not covered by any other legal requirements. Sonatype requires contributors to sign this agreement for all major contributions which are larger than a single section. If your contribution consists of finding and fixing simple typos or suggesting minor changes to the wording or sequence of a particular section, you can contribute these changes via the Sonatype JIRA instance. If you contribution involves direct contribution of a number of sections or chapters you will first need to sign our Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

To download the CLA from the following URL:

Once you have completed and signed this document, you can email the scan to

How to Contribute. The source code for the book is hosted on GitHub in the nexus-book project. Instructions on tools used to author content as well as building the book and more can be found there.