Alpine Linux:Contribute

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There are many ways that you can contribute. Whether you are a normal user, a geek, or a hardcore developer, the one and most important thing you can do is to actually use Alpine Linux.

The list below explains some of the ways that you can contribute.

Contribute quality

  • Submit bug reports. New issues can also be created by emailing alpine (at) bugs (dot) alpinelinux (dot) org.
  • Suggest new features/ideas and packages
  • Submit new packages that you've created, or patches to existing packages. For more information about developing on Alpine Linux, read our Developer Documentation.
  • Submit artwork (icons, backgrounds, logos)
  • Correct spelling and grammar mistakes in the documentation
  • Help maintain the wiki

Contribute documentation

  • Help write good documentation
  • Translate the documentation (and program texts) into another language
  • Proofread existing documentation, follow the examples, and make corrections
  • Create diagrams, screenshots, and graphics for the documentation
  • Develop style, formatting, spelling, and grammar conventions for documenters
  • Expand the Glossary of technical terms (so non-geeks can understand)
  • Convert documentation into more formats

Contribute support

  • Answer questions on the wiki, mailing lists, and IRC channels
  • Contribute to (or start) an online support group
  • Write HOWTOs and post them in the Tutorials and Howtos or your own blog

Contribute projects

Contribute publicity

Tip: As Alpine Linux gets more popular, there will be more people wanting to contribute.
  • Link to the Alpine Linux web site
  • Write reviews
  • Convince people to choose Open Source products when possible
  • Write about new ways of using an Open Source application

Contribute appreciation

  • Be polite when reporting bugs or asking for new features; after all, the developers have no obligation to do it
  • Express your appreciation to developers (through e-mail, bug reports, and IRC)
  • Send the programmers post cards
  • Give the project or a developer a donation/gift (some have wish lists for this)