How to contribute
The Ubuntu community is made up of thousands of individuals and teams.
They all work on different aspects of Ubuntu, providing advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. If you want to learn more about how you can contribute, take a look at the Contribute to Ubuntu article on the Ubuntu wiki.
Write and package new software or fix bugs in existing software. Your technical skills can make a real difference.
Put your creativity to work by improving the look and feel of Ubuntu. Help design graphics, backgrounds or themes for the next release.
Find and join an official LoCo team near you, or get advice on how to create a team in your area.
Help make Ubuntu even better by working with bug reports to ensure they're clear, complete and easy to reproduce. Anyone can help!
Help produce official documentation, share the solution to a problem, or check, proof and test other documents for accuracy.
Share your technical know-how with other users by joining email and discussion lists or Internet relay chat (IRC) channels. Responding to users' requests for help in forums is another great way to support the community.
Ubuntu releases new versions every six months so we need lots of testers who can report or confirm problems. If you'd like to be on the cutting edge of the very latest Ubuntu developments, get testing!
Everyone can participate in the Brainstorm website. It's full of ideas on how to improve Ubuntu. Once ideas mature, they can move on to become specifications , which are detailed blueprints of future Ubuntu features. Anyone can suggest new ideas and the community votes on which ideas are the most important.