OpenPOWER Library Cloning an existing project

To work in an existing OpenPOWER Foundation project like the Documentation Development Guide (Docs-Template), use the following command in the same directory that contains Docs-Master:

$ git clone
Cloning into 'Docs-Template'...
remote: Counting objects: 163, done.
remote: Total 163 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 163
Receiving objects: 100% (163/163), 275.60 KiB | 494.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (96/96), done.
Checking connectivity... done.

The results should look roughly something like above with actual numbers of objects, files, etc. varying for different projects.


Private projects prompt for a GitHub userid and and password immediately following the "Cloning into..." message. When cloning public projects such as Docs-Template, these prompts are skipped.

A list of additional OpenPOWER Foundation projects can be found at To work on an existing project, note its name it the list and apply the above steps replacing Docs-Template with your preferred project from the list.


If you do not see the project for which you are looking, you may not be authorized to it. See Section 1.1.3, “Creating accounts” for details about joining the OpenPOWER Foundation private projects. If you feel that you need a new GitHub project, work with the Technical Steering Committee Chair, , to request and get this setup.

The existing project should now be cloned. Continue with the next step in Creating a new document.

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