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Contribute to gNewSense!

Volunteers are key to the success of gNewSense. This is a community effort -- we do not have the support of corporations behind us like many other distributions do, and so it depends on YOU to make things happen. :)

Read below to learn more about how you can help. Once you find something that interests you, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Graziano Sorbaioli to get started: volunteer AT gnewsense.org

How can I help the most right now?

Currently our greatest need is for Developers, so if you fit this and other roles you should consider applying for this one.

Developers

Description of this role
Hack the Builder scripts and package management.

At the moment there are people working on ubiquity for our mipsel port so we especially need someone with python knowledge to test it and contribute.

Skills you possess or want to learn
Python, C, bash, GNU tools, DEB/Packaging, Bugfiling

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role
Go to the Development Team home page

People already contributing in this role
Brian Brazil, Karl Goetz, Robert Millan, Andreas Salwasser,

Website Developers

Description of this role
improve gNewSense's image creating the best possible web interface for users and contributors on the Internet.

Skills you possess or want to learn
Pmwiki, CSS, HTML, PHP

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role
Go to the Web Team home page

People already contributing in this role
Graziano Sorbaioli, Karl Goetz,

Artwork Team

Description of this role
creating artwork and designs for the gNewSense community on request.

Skills you possess or want to learn
Inkscape, GIMP, OO.org, design, usability/interaction

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role
Go to the Artwork Team home page

People already contributing in this role
Sirgazil,

Documentation Team

Description of this role
write documents, guides, how-tos, FAQs, marketing material, process/methodology docs, release notes.

At the moment we need people to look inside debian for documentation released under GNU Free Documentation License in the non-free repository. That documentation is free software and we need to put it back in gnewsense.

Skills you possess or want to learn
Writing, editing, grammar (wordsmith), technical, explaining complex ideas well

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role
Go to the Documentation Team home page

People already contributing in this role
Ali Gündüz, Christophe Jarry

Package Freedom Verificators

Description of this role
verifying the license of each package to ensure it is a free license.

Skills you possess or want to learn

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role
Go to the Freedom Verification Team home page

People already contributing in this role
Marco Chieppa

Website Translators

Description of this role

Skills you possess or want to learn

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role

Translators groups

French translators
French translation group

Italian translators
Italian translation group

Spanish translators
Spanish translation group

Turkish translators
Çeviri Listesi

German translators
German translation group

Marketing Team

Description of this role
Through the development of processes and content, this project aims to spread gNewSense and to provide a central repository of ideas and information that can be used to deliver gNewSense to new audiences.

Skills you possess or want to learn
Strong writing, editing, grammar, ability to explain benefits of gNewSense to new users.

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role
Go to the Marketing Team home page

People already contributing in this role
Graziano Sorbaioli, Arthur Webkid, Quiliro Ordóñez, Sam Geeraerts, David Sterry

Local communities

Description of this role
Create a mailing list and an irc channel in your local language.
If you wish to create them please send an email to our users mailing list.
We will provide you with all needed instructions.
Please, if you wish, consider the opportunity to create a LibrePlanet group.
A LibrePlanet group is focused on all aspects of free software activism (free software campaigns, other free software projects, fighting drm, etc.) This way you could promote gnewsense and help us by creating a group of activist able to act on a local and global way.

Skills you possess or want to learn
mailing list/irc channel management

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role

Volunteer Coordinators

Description of this role
help recruit project contributors, be a point of contact for the community members and channel the feedback to gNewSense developers.

Skills you possess or want to learn

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role
Go to the Volunteer Coordinators Team home page

People already contributing in this role
Graziano Sorbaioli, Karl Goetz


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