Today I was looking at GitHub's option to add PR and Issue templates.
Now that we have cleaned up our top-level directory, I'd rather *not* pollute it again with a largish series of documents that one of the cloud providers "requires".
To that extent, GitHub offers the option to put the required documents in a ".github/" directory in the project's root.
In the distribution archive, these documents wouldn't serve a purpose: the issue and PR templates only add value in the github site. The CONTRIBUTING and CODE_OF_CONDUCT files would be nothing more than pointers to our ledgersmb.org
site where we publish our actual policies to that extent.