Merge pull request #13 from bcwaldon/contributing

Add CONTRIBUTING.md and MAINTAINERS
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+# How to Contribute
+
+## Getting Started
+
+- Fork the repository on GitHub
+- Read the [README](README.markdown) for build and test instructions
+- Play with the project, submit bugs, submit patches!
+
+## Contribution Flow
+
+This is a rough outline of what a contributor's workflow looks like:
+
+- Create a topic branch from where you want to base your work (usually master).
+- Make commits of logical units.
+- Make sure your commit messages are in the proper format (see below).
+- Push your changes to a topic branch in your fork of the repository.
+- Make sure the tests pass, and add any new tests as appropriate.
+- Submit a pull request to the original repository.
+
+Thanks for your contributions!
+
+### Format of the Commit Message
+
+We follow a rough convention for commit messages that is designed to answer two
+questions: what changed and why. The subject line should feature the what and
+the body of the commit should describe the why.
+
+```
+scripts: add the test-cluster command
+
+this uses tmux to setup a test cluster that you can easily kill and
+start for debugging.
+
+Fixes #38
+```
+
+The format can be described more formally as follows:
+
+```
+<subsystem>: <what changed>
+<BLANK LINE>
+<why this change was made>
+<BLANK LINE>
+<footer>
+```
+
+The first line is the subject and should be no longer than 70 characters, the
+second line is always blank, and other lines should be wrapped at 80 characters.
+This allows the message to be easier to read on GitHub as well as in various
+git tools.
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+Brandon Philips <brandon@ifup.org> (@philips)
+Brian Waldon <brian@waldon.cc> (@bcwaldon)