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There are many ways for You to contribute. Whether you are a normal user, geek or hardcore developer, one and most important thing is get to know Alpine Linux by using it.
 
There are many ways for You to contribute. Whether you are a normal user, geek or hardcore developer, one and most important thing is get to know Alpine Linux by using it.
  
Here is a list witch greatly explains whole contribution concept
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= Contribute publicity: =
 
= Contribute publicity: =
 
{{Tip|If the project gets popular there will be more people wanting to contribute}}
 
{{Tip|If the project gets popular there will be more people wanting to contribute}}
*Link to AlpineLinux web site
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*Link to Alpine Linux web site
 
*Convince people to chose Open Source products when possible
 
*Convince people to chose Open Source products when possible
 
*Write reviews
 
*Write reviews

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There are many ways for You to contribute. Whether you are a normal user, geek or hardcore developer, one and most important thing is get to know Alpine Linux by using it.

Here is a list which greatly explains whole contribution concept


Contribute quality:

  • Help to make this a better project, better looking and with new features
  • Submit bug reports
  • Suggest new features and options
  • Suggest ways to improve the framework (maybe comparing it to similar OS or comercial projects)
  • Submit some artwork (icons, backgrounds, logos)
  • Correct spelling and grammar mistakes in documentation
  • Help maintain a wiki web site

Contribute documentation:

  • Help write good documentation
  • Translate the documentation (and program text) into another language
  • Read existing documentation, follow the examples, and make corrections
  • Create diagrams, screen-shots, and graphics for documentation
  • Develop spelling and grammar style conventions for documentors
  • Build a glossary of technical terms (so non geek people can understand)
  • Convert documentation into more useful formats (i.e. DocBook)

Contribute support:

Note: Everybody need support at least once. Let coders do their work while you help other people
  • Answer questions on wiki, mailing lists or IRC channels
  • Contribute to (or start) an online support group
  • Help other people learn how to use Alpine Linux
  • Write HOWTOS and post them in Tutorials and Howtos or your own blog

Contribute publicity:

Tip: If the project gets popular there will be more people wanting to contribute
  • Link to Alpine Linux web site
  • Convince people to chose Open Source products when possible
  • Write reviews
  • Write about new ways of using an Open Source program

Contribute appreciation:

  • Express your appreciation to developers (through email or irc message)
  • Send the programmers post cards
  • Give a project or developer a gift (some have wish lists for this)
  • Be polite when reporting bugs or asking for new features; developers has no obligation to do it after all