Contribution Guidelines

How to contribute to the docs

This project is hoping to create a knowledge repository of accumulated experience in the fight for a free and open Internet. All our documentations, guides, code, and research are published under GNU General Public License (GPLv3)

We welcome and appreciate any contributions, suggestions, and critique.

We use Hugo to format and generate our website, the Docsy theme for styling and site structure, and GitHub to deploy and host the site.

Hugo is an open-source static site generator that provides us with templates, content management in a standard directory structure, and a website generation engine. You write the pages in Markdown (or HTML if you want), and Hugo wraps them up into a website.

Creating an issue

If you’ve found a problem in the docs, but you’re not sure how to fix it yourself, please create an issue in the Documentations repo. You can also create an issue about a specific page by clicking the Create Issue button in the top right hand corner of the page.

Useful resources

Updating a single page

If you’ve just spotted something you’d like to change while using the docs, Docsy has a shortcut for you:

1- Click Edit this page in the top right hand corner of the page. 2- If you don’t already have an up to date fork of the project repo, you are prompted to get one - click Fork this repository and propose changes or Update your Fork to get an up to date version of the project to edit. The appropriate page in your fork is displayed in edit mode.

Previewing your changes locally

If you want to run your own local Hugo server to preview your changes as you work:

1- Follow the instructions here Getting started to install Hugo and any other tools you need. You’ll need at least Hugo version 0.45 (we recommend using the most recent available version), and it must be the extended version, which supports SCSS.

2- Fork the project website repository repo into your own project, clone it to your local machine

git clone [your fork address]

3- Run hugo server in the site root directory.

By default your site will be available at http://localhost:1313/. Now that you’re serving your site locally, Hugo will watch for changes to the content and automatically refresh your site.

4- Continue with the usual GitHub workflow to edit files, commit them, push the changes up to your fork, and create a pull request.


We hope our documentations will be accessible to as many people as possible, if you find it useful and willing to localize it to unavailable language, or have suggestions to improve an existing translation, we welcome and appreciate your efforts, we use GitHub workflow.

After forking the website repository to your own project/account

  • Create a directory under content i.e. content/ar
  • Add the new language under [languages] in config.toml

Example of the required values

		title = "Icarus Project"
		description = "Testign and documenting Internet censorship circumvention techniques"
		languageName ="English"
		languagedirection = "ltr"
		contentDir = "content/en"
    weight = 1
    time_format_default = "02.01.2006"
		time_format_blog = "02.01.2006"
  • Follow Docsy’s guide on how to translate the theme’s UI strings (text for buttons etc.)
  • Submit your changes in a pull request

available Languages

  • Arabic (coming soon!)

  • English

Last modified September 20, 2020: Hello world (17bfe5c)