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Looking for a way to help GNOME? Here's how.

We're always interested in people willing to help. GNOME is driven by volunteers, as well as dedicated contributors from companies and other organisations. Get involved now. Be part of our community of visionaries and enthusiasts. Have fun.

Share your knowledge

Everybody knows a thing or two that others don't. Share what you know, so people can improve GNOME and the GNOME experience.

  • Bug reporting

    • When using GNOME or its applications, you may find that something is not working as it should. Or maybe you miss a certain feature. The best way to have your issue addressed is via our bug tracking software: <a href="https://bugzilla.gnome.org/">GNOME Bugzilla</a>. You can start by searching for other bug reports about your problem. Often, it's already been reported and people are already working on a fix. Otherwise, create an account and open a new report. If you're new to Bugzilla, you may find the <a href="https://bugzilla.gnome.org/simple-bug-guide.cgi">Simple Bug Assistant</a> ab easy way to get started.

  • Supporting others

    • Whether you're a long-time GNOME user or a beginner: The best way to learn more about GNOME is by helping others with their problems. Join our <a href="http://gnomesupport.org/forums/">user forum</a> to discuss, get help, help others, and maybe find new friends. Just note that developers rarely read its topics. It's not a proper way to request a feature, or report a bug. If you'd prefer to talk in your native language, maybe join a local GNOME user group. There are many of them; just see the <a href="#">complete list of local GNOME user groups</a>.

Spend your time

  • Develop GNOME

    • Development involves many different projects affecting the GNOME Desktop Environment and GNOME applications. You'll have a chance to improve your favorite application, fix the annoying bugs nobody has fixed for you, or add the feature you missed. Check out the <a href="http://live.gnome.org/GnomeLove">GNOME Love</a> project to get started.

  • Accessibility

    • Accessibility (also known as a11y) enables people with disabilities to participate in activities such as work and the use of services, products, and information. We define GNOME Accessibility as the suite of software services and support that allows people with disabilities to use all of the functionality of the GNOME user environment. Join the <a href="http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gap/">GNOME Accessibility Team</a>.

  • Creating Artwork

  • Quality control

    • The GNOME Bugsquad is the Quality Assurance (QA) team for GNOME. We test programs, manage the Bugzilla bug database and make sure that major bugs don't go unnoticed by developers. Join the <a href="http://live.gnome.org/Bugsquad">GNOME Bugsquad Team</a>. The Build Brigade is an effort to make testing of the development version easy for everyone and to automate discovery and reporting of Gnome build errors. Join the <a href="http://live.gnome.org/BuildBrigade">GNOME Build Brigade</a>.=

  • Writing Documentation

    • The GNOME Documentation Project (GDP) is responsible for providing GNOME users with high quality documentation - manuals, online help, tutorials, programming references, interface guidelines, printed books, and so on. The GDP is always looking for new contributors. Join the <a href="http://live.gnome.org/DocumentationProject/Join">GNOME Documentation Project</a>.

  • Translation

    • GNOME has some support for internationalization (also known as i18n) and localization (also known as l10n), and more is on the way. This provides a transparent way for translators to customize applications in GNOME without the application author doing much work. Join the <a href="http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gtp/">GNOME Translation Project</a>.

  • Usability

    • The Usability Project strives to make the GNOME experience as pleasant and efficient as possible. The project aims both to aid developers in their efforts to create intuitive applications, and to lead by creating designs and detailed mockups toward a cohesive and beautiful new generation of the GNOME desktop. The Usability Project achieves these goals through the creation of a style guide (defining and evolving the GNOME user interface), working with maintainers to remove interaction problems through user testing, and the visual/interactive engineering of new desktop components. Join the <a href="http://live.gnome.org/UsabilityTeam/Join">GNOME Usability Project</a>.

  • Web development

    • The GNOME Webhackers are in the process of rebuilding the various GNOME websites. They are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the official GNOME site, plus subsites. Join the <a href="http://live.gnome.org/GnomeWeb">GNOME Webhackers Team</a>.

  • Web system administration

    • The GNOME system administration team manages the gnome.org servers and the services running on them, such as the mailing lists, CVS server and web sites. Join the <a href="http://sysadmin.gnome.org/helping.html">GNOME System Administration Team</a>

  • Marketing

  • Journalism

    • Write your analysis of the GNOME Desktop, and inform the community of the upcoming developments, or criticize for example the good and the bad in GNOME - The good to have an example of what should be done, and the bad to know what must be improved. Join the <a href="http://live.gnome.org/GnomeJournal">GNOME Journal</a>.

Sponsoring and Donating

Yes, GNOME needs money as well. This helps GNOME volunteers to meet in person, improve GNOME and get things done.

  • Friends-of-GNOME

    • By becoming a friend of GNOME, you'll help the GNOME foundation to support development, education and promotion of GNOME. <a href="http://www.gnome.org/friends/">Become a friend of GNOME.</a>

GnomeWeb/NewWgoStructure/Get Involved (last edited 2010-03-30 19:24:58 by TobiasMueller)