SPDK Development


SPDK is licensed using a BSD 3-clause license. All code submitted to the project is required to carry that license.

Source Code

SPDK’s source code is available on GitHub and may be cloned using git with the following command:

git clone https://github.com/spdk/spdk


Everyone is welcome to contribute!

Patches may be submitted using GitHub pull requests (PRs). All commits must be signed off by the developer (--signoff) which indicates that you agree to the Developer Certificate of Origin.

All code is checked for style correctness by running scripts/check_format.sh. This script requires astyle and optionally pep8 and will automatically format C, C++, and Python code.

Patch discussion will happen directly on the GitHub PR. Design pre-work and general discussion occurs on the mailing list. Anyone can provide feedback in either location and all discussion is welcome. Decisions on whether to merge patches will be handled by the maintainers:

  • Daniel Verkamp
  • Benjamin Walker
  • James Harris

For guidelines on SPDK releases and bug reports, see SPDK Releases.