OpenThread released by Google is an open-source project. Use the following resources if you need help using, or contributing to, OpenThread.


Community forum

Use OpenThread Github Discussions to discuss OpenThread and ask questions. This is the best place to get direct feedback from the OpenThread team.

Bugs and feature requests

If you discover a code bug or an issue with the documentation, or have a request for an enhancement, please submit it to the Issue Tracker in each respective GitHub repository:

If you'd like to contribute to OpenThread Guides, Codelabs, or API Reference Topics, refer to CONTRIBUTING in the GitHub repo.


We would love for you to contribute to OpenThread and help make it even better than it is today! Contributing includes both documentation and code suggestions. See the Contribution Guidelines on GitHub for more information.

Documentation contributions

There are two types of OpenThread documentation:

  • GitHub — focuses on setup, how to build example platforms, how to use tools
  • — focuses on OpenThread news and features, use cases, guides, API reference

When contributing to the OpenThread GitHub repository directly, add documentation in the form of READMEs as part of your pull request. For example, if you port OpenThread to a new hardware platform, include a README explaining how to build OpenThread on that platform. A good example is the Qorvo GP712 platform addition.

If you would like to contribute to, please submit an issue to the Issue Tracker, explaining your proposed contribution. A member of the OpenThread team will work with you to get your content added to the site.

Examples of contributions would be an article about using OpenThread in manufacturing, or a vendor providing detailed deployment instructions for one of their platforms.

Note: All documentation contributions should follow the Google Developer Documentation Style Guide.

Marketing Assets

OpenThread logotypes are available for use in print or web materials.

Please only use the OpenThread name and marks when accurately referencing this software distribution. Do not use the marks in a way that suggests you are endorsed by or otherwise affiliated with Google, Google Nest, or The Thread Group.

Download OpenThread Logotypes