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What's the purpose of this page?
Beside the general How to Participate wiki page describing the many ways for you to participate in the openSUSE project, there are some areas of the community and of the distribution where help is highly needed.
This page is meant to collect in an organized form those areas in order to provide new users, developers and volunteers a simple way to interact, request for help and find a way to actively support the community and the distribution, at all levels.
How to use this page
For developers and active members
Developers and active members should write here, in a short and organized manner what kind of activity needs help in their area of operation, adding their "offer" to the corresponding section, or adding a section if no suitable one is available. Each activity offer should contain the following information:
- Description: A short description of the activity, with some detail on what the volunteer will do.
- Required knowledge/experience: What are the minumum skills required to perform the activity. For example C++ knowledge, packaging experience, and so on.
- Contact information: Ideally, the e-mail of who is responsible for the activity, and some link to additional information. If a personal e-mail cannot be written, other communication media might be used (mailing lists), but this should be limited to the bare minimum, to make the contact more direct and effective.
For volunteers who wants to contribute
Volunteers should use this page as a sort of "job offer page", with the difference that the activities are volunteers and are not paid, at least not with money. You will have your dose of fun, and the satisfactory sensation to improve openSUSE and make Geeko, our lovely chameleon, happier!
Volunteers should read the page carefully, locating the area of activity they like and feel more comfortable in, then find some activity suitable for them, given their skills and knowledge. When a volunteer feels certain and motivated to contribute in a specific activity, he should use the contact information, providing the a reference to the task he is interested in, and some short information of how he could contribute.
In this section you find the list of areas in which the openSUSE Project needs your help!
The page is divided in sections, and each section refers to a specific area of the distribution where contributors can provide their help. The list of cathegories can be, of course, extended to satisfy newer needs.
Please keep the section list in strict alphabetical order.
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