How can you help Debian?

If you are considering helping in the development of Debian there are many areas in which both experienced and inexperienced users can assist:

Coding

Testing

User Support

Translation

Documentation

Events

Donate

Use Debian!

As you can see, there are many ways you can get involved with the project and only few of them require you to be a Debian Developer. Many of the different projects have mechanisms to allow direct access to source code trees to contributors that have shown they are trustworthy and valuable. Typically, people who find that they can get much more involved in Debian will join the project, but this is not always required.

Organisations

Your educational, commercial, non-profit or government organization may be interested in helping Debian using your resources. Your organisation can donate to us, form ongoing partnerships with us, sponsor our conferences, provide gratis products or services to Debian contributors, provide gratis hosting for Debian service experiments, run mirrors of our software, installation media or conference videos or promote our software and community by providing a testimonial or selling Debian merchandise, installation media, pre-installed systems, consulting or hosting.

You could also help encourage your staff to participate in our community by exposing them to Debian through using our operating system in your organisation, teaching about the Debian operating system and community, directing them contribute during their work time or sending them to our events.