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== Join the Fedora Community ==
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== Join the Fedora Community and Contribute==
 
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{{Admon/tip | To get started, sign up for a Fedora user account, using the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/new Fedora Account System].}}
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{{Admon/tip | To get started, sign up for a Fedora user account, using the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/new Fedora Account System]. [http://whatcanidoforfedora.org/ WhatCanIDoForFedora] also gives the same information as this wiki page, but interactively. }}
  
If you want to take an active hand in making Fedora even better, there are many ways you can help. What role do you want to fill?
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If you want to take an active hand in making Fedora even better, there are many ways you can contribute. Below are few of the roles that you can join.
  
'''Click on a role below to learn more about how you can help the Fedora Project.'''
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''' Click on a role in which you are interested to contribute '''
  
 
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{{admon/important|This is a starting point.|There are many ways to participate in Fedora, this page is just your starting spot. }}
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{{admon/important|This is a starting point.|There are many ways to participate in Fedora, this page is just your starting spot to join the various roles. }}
  
 
Financial contributions are discussed on the [[Contribute]] page.
 
Financial contributions are discussed on the [[Contribute]] page.
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== Content Writer ==
 
== Content Writer ==
 
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[[Artwork|Artwork]]
 
[[Artwork|Artwork]]
 
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* write tutorials and articles for the use of the FOSS creative tools available in Fedora.
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* Write tutorials and articles for the use of the FOSS creative tools available in Fedora.
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[[CommOps]]
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* Wear the newsgirl / newsboy cap by helping write content for the [[Community Blog]], the best place to get news about what's happening across the Fedora Project.
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* Help pilot the drafting of release announcements, where the entire community is informed of what's new in Fedora.
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* Help tell the story of Fedora by working with all the different sub-projects, learning what they're working on or where they need help, and helping share the call for help with other able and willing members of Fedora.
 
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[[DocsProject|Docs]]
 
[[DocsProject|Docs]]
 
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* write documents, guides, how-tos, FAQs, marketing material, process/methodology docs, release notes.
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* Write documents, guides, how-tos, FAQs, marketing material, process/methodology docs, release notes.
* write content in the knowledgebase (kbase) and on this Wiki.
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* Write content in this Wiki.
 
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[[FWN|Fedora Magazine]]
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[[Magazine|Fedora Magazine]]
 
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* write content for the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Magazine Fedora Magazine] The Fedora Magazine is a WordPress-based site, that delivers all the news of the Fedora Community. Stay informed by joining the Marketing mailing list {{fplist|marketing}}.
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* Write content for the [[Magazine|Fedora Magazine]] The Fedora Magazine is a WordPress-based site, that delivers all the news of the Fedora Community. Stay informed by joining the Marketing mailing list {{fplist|marketing}}.
 
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[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
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* document font creation tasks,  
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* Document font creation tasks,  
* document free/libre font release best practices,
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* Document free/libre font release best practices,
* document free/libre font packaging,
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* Document free/libre font packaging,
* clarify, complete and improve our wiki,
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* Clarify, complete and improve our wiki,
* identify interesting third-party material, and link it here,
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* Identify interesting third-party material, and link it here,
* convert wiki information to other document formats.
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* Convert wiki information to other document formats.
* convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly [[Legal_considerations_for_fonts| license]],
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* Convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly [[Legal_considerations_for_fonts| license]],
* recruit possible free/libre font authors,
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* Recruit possible free/libre font authors,
* recruit new SIG members,
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* Recruit new SIG members,
* [[:Category:Fonts_and_text_QA|get]] font or text problems fixed,
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* [[:Category:Fonts_and_text_QA|Get]] font or text problems fixed,
* improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
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* Improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
* identify font or text [[Fonts_and_text_quality_assurance| problems]] in applications and libraries,
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* Identify font or text [[Fonts_and_text_quality_assurance| problems]] in applications and libraries,
* improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs.
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* Improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs.
 
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[[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
[[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
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* document the available games, including wiki documentation and listing in comps.xml.
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* Document the available games, including wiki documentation and listing in comps.xml.
 
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[[Usability|Usability SIG]]
 
[[Usability|Usability SIG]]
 
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* write documentation about usability.
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* Write documentation about usability.
 
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'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
 
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
* [[Docs Project|Docs]], [[Marketing]], [[L10N | Localization (L10n)]], [[NewsProject|News]]
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* [[CommOps]], [[Docs Project|Docs]], [[Marketing]] (including [[Magazine]]), [[L10N | Localization (L10n)]]
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'''More information'''
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* [[CommOps/Join|Join the CommOps Team]]
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* [https://fedoramagazine.org/writing-an-article-for-the-fedora-magazine/ Join the Fedora Magazine Team]
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* [[Joining_the_Fedora_marketing_project|Join the Marketing Team]]
  
 
== Designer ==
 
== Designer ==
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'''Skills you possess or want to learn''':
 
'''Skills you possess or want to learn''':
* Ink scape, GIMP, OO.org, design, usability/interaction
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* Inkscape, GIMP, LibreOffice, design, usability/interaction
  
 
'''Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role''':
 
'''Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role''':
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[[CommOps]]
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* Help work with different sub-projects in Fedora to identify [https://badges.fedoraproject.org/ Badges] that are needed and help coordinate their creation.
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* Collaboration with the Design Team on creating awesome [https://badges.fedoraproject.org/ Badges]!
 
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[[Design|Design]]
 
[[Design|Design]]
 
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* serve as a part of a design firm for the Fedora community, creating artwork and designs to for the Fedora community on request.<BR>
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* Serve as a part of a design firm for the Fedora community, creating artwork and designs to for the Fedora community on request.<BR>
* design projects including: [[Logo|Fedora Logo]], [[Artwork/MarketingCollateral|  MarketingCollateral]], [[Artwork/PromoBanners|  PromoBanners]], [[Artwork/Widgets|  Widgets]], [[Artwork/ThemingOverview|  Theming Overview]], [https://fedorahosted.org/bluecurve Bluecurve Icon Theme], [[Artwork/EchoIconTheme|  Echo Icon Theme]], [[Artwork/MediaArt|  MediaArt]], [[SummerOfCode/Posters|  SoC Posters]], [[Artwork/T-Shirt|  T-Shirt Design]], [[Artwork/Gallery| Media Gallery]]
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* Design projects including: [[Logo|Fedora Logo]], [[Artwork/MarketingCollateral|  MarketingCollateral]], [[Artwork/PromoBanners|  PromoBanners]], [[Artwork/Widgets|  Widgets]], [[Artwork/ThemingOverview|  Theming Overview]], [https://fedorahosted.org/bluecurve Bluecurve Icon Theme], [[Artwork/EchoIconTheme|  Echo Icon Theme]], [[Artwork/MediaArt|  MediaArt]], [[SummerOfCode/Posters|  SoC Posters]], [[Artwork/T-Shirt|  T-Shirt Design]], [[Artwork/Gallery| Media Gallery]]
 
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[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
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* [[:Category:Font wishlist|find]] the best fonts to include, to please [[:Category:Decorative fonts| artists]],
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* [[:Category:Font wishlist|Find]] the best fonts to include, to please [[:Category:Decorative fonts| artists]],
* [[PackageMaintainers/WishList#General_Fedora_Packages_WishList|identify]] font creation tools needing packaging,
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* [[PackageMaintainers/WishList#General_Fedora_Packages_WishList|Identify]] font creation tools needing packaging,
* [[Fonts and text-related creative tasks#font-creation|create and improve]] Fedora fonts,
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* [[Fonts and text-related creative tasks#font-creation|Create and improve]] Fedora fonts,
* [[Fonts SIG mailing lists|propose]] good Fedora fonts defaults.
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* [[Fonts SIG mailing lists|Propose]] good Fedora fonts defaults.
 
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[[Usability|Usability SIG]]
 
[[Usability|Usability SIG]]
 
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* improve end-user experience with coherent, accessible and intuitive design for Fedora.
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* Improve end-user experience with coherent, accessible and intuitive design for Fedora.
 
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'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
 
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
* [[Design|Design]], [[:DocsProject|Docs]], [[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts]], [[Marketing]], [[Usability]], [[Websites]]
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* [[CommOps]], [[Design|Design]], [[:DocsProject|Docs]], [[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts]], [[Marketing]], [[Usability]], [[Websites]]
  
 
'''More information'''
 
'''More information'''
* [[Join_the_Design_Team| Join the design team]]
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* [[CommOps/Join|Join the CommOps Team]]
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* [[Join_the_Design_Team| Join the Design Team]]
  
 
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[[BugZappers|Bug triage]]
 
[[BugZappers|Bug triage]]
 
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* track down and shoot Fedora bugs in [https://bugzilla.redhat.com bugzilla.redhat.com].
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* Track down and shoot Fedora bugs in [https://bugzilla.redhat.com bugzilla.redhat.com].
* strive to be a bridge between users and developers that aids in fixing and closing bugs.
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* Strive to be a bridge between users and developers that aids in fixing and closing bugs.
 
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[[Infrastructure|Infrastructure]]
 
[[Infrastructure|Infrastructure]]
 
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* help to provide servers, tools and utilities for the Fedora Project.
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* Help to provide servers, tools and utilities for the Fedora Project.
* create new applications to make development of Fedora go smoother.
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* Create new applications to make development of Fedora go smoother.
 
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[[ReleaseEngineering|Release Engineering]]
 
[[ReleaseEngineering|Release Engineering]]
 
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* manage the build system
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* Manage the build system.
* maintain the package repositories
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* Maintain the package repositories.
* create the images for new Fedora Releases
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* Create the images for new Fedora Releases.
 
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[[I18N|Internationalization (I18n)]]
 
[[I18N|Internationalization (I18n)]]
 
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* develop, package, and maintain applications like input methods for different languages.
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* Develop, package, and maintain applications like input methods for different languages.
* improve applications and utilities to support and process different languages.
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* Improve applications and utilities to support and process different languages.
* quality-assure that existing applications meet i18n standards.
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* Quality-assure that existing applications meet i18n standards.
* support the infrastructure of the Fedora translation community.  
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* Support the infrastructure of the Fedora translation community.  
 
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[[PackageMaintainers/Join|Packaging]]
 
[[PackageMaintainers/Join|Packaging]]
 
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* become a package maintainer to create and maintain RPM packages for software in Fedora.
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* Become a package maintainer to create and maintain RPM packages for software in Fedora.
* join the [[SIGs/Package_Review |Package Review SIG]]
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* Join the [[SIGs/Package_Review |Package Review SIG]]
 
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[[Websites|Websites]]
 
[[Websites|Websites]]
 
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* improve Fedora's image and create the best possible interface for users and contributors on the Internet.
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* Improve Fedora's image and create the best possible interface for users and contributors on the Internet.
 
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[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
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* [[:Category:Fonts_packaging|package]] new [[:Category:Font wishlist|fonts]] and font tools,
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* [[:Category:Fonts_packaging|Package]] new [[:Category:Font wishlist|fonts]] and font tools,
* [[:Category:In-progress fonts|review]] font packages before Fedora inclusion,
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* [[:Category:In-progress fonts|Review]] font packages before Fedora inclusion,
* fix font or text [[Fonts_and_text_quality_assurance| problems]] in applications and libraries,
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* Fix font or text [[Fonts_and_text_quality_assurance|problems]] in applications and libraries,
* [[Fonts SIG mailing lists|propose]] good Fedora fonts defaults,
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* [[Fonts SIG mailing lists|Propose]] good Fedora fonts defaults,
* identify font or text [[Fonts_and_text_quality_assurance| problems]] in applications and libraries,
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* Identify font or text [[Fonts_and_text_quality_assurance| problems]] in applications and libraries,
* improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs.
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* Improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs.
 
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[[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
[[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
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* create high quality packages of games, gaming-related libraries, and game development tools.
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* Create high quality packages of games, gaming-related libraries, and game development tools.
* help and fix bugs that have been filed against game packages.  
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* Help and fix bugs that have been filed against game packages.  
 
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[[:Category:SciTech_SIG|Science and Technology SIG]]
 
[[:Category:SciTech_SIG|Science and Technology SIG]]
 
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* improve the number and quality of packages available for scientific and technical users
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* Improve the number and quality of packages available for scientific and technical users
 
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[[Usability|Usability SIG]]
 
[[Usability|Usability SIG]]
 
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* improve end-user experience with coherent, accessible and intuitive interfaces for Fedora.
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* Improve end-user experience with coherent, accessible and intuitive interfaces for Fedora.
 
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[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ElectronicLab_Spin Electronic Lab]
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[[ElectronicLab_Spin|Electronic Lab]]
 
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* Ensure Electronic design flows (Analog, Digital, Embedded,...)
 
* Ensure Electronic design flows (Analog, Digital, Embedded,...)
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[[QA|Testing]]
 
[[QA|Testing]]
 
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* test/break Fedora.
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* Test/break Fedora.
* do quality assurances to help maintain a robust platform for Fedora.
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* Do quality assurances to help maintain a robust platform for Fedora.
 
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'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
 
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
* [[BugZappers|Bug triage]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts]], [[I18N|Internationalization (I18n)]], [[Infrastructure]], [[PackageMaintainers/Join|Packaging]], [[QA|Testing]], [[Usability]], [[Websites]].
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* [[BugZappers|Bug triage]], [[CommOps]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts]], [[I18N|Internationalization (I18n)]], [[Infrastructure]], [[PackageMaintainers/Join|Packaging]], [[QA|Testing]], [[Usability]], [[Websites]].
  
  
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[[Ambassadors_Join_start|Ambassadors]]
 
[[Ambassadors_Join_start|Ambassadors]]
 
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* represent Fedora Project to the wider public.
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* Represent Fedora Project to the wider public.
* help spread the word about Fedora, Linux, and Open Source.
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* Help spread the word about Fedora, Linux, and Open Source.
* be a point of contact for local community members and channel the feedback to Fedora Project.
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* Be a point of contact for local community members and channel the feedback to Fedora Project.
* help recruit project contributors.
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* Help recruit project contributors.
* think of creative ways for promoting Fedora in your region
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* Think of creative ways for promoting Fedora in your region
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[[CommOps]]
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* Wear the "community hat" of the Fedora Project by working on building and supporting community infrastructure.
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* Communicate with other sub-projects about the areas they need help with and share that information with other contributors.
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* Help connect contributors to different areas of the Project if they are looking for something to help with (connecting helping hands to real-world issues).
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* Actively represent the [[Foundations]] of Fedora and help lead the way as a community role model for the Fedora Project.
 
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[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
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* convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly [[Legal_considerations_for_fonts| license]],
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* Convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly [[Legal_considerations_for_fonts| license]],
* recruit possible free/libre font authors,
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* Recruit possible free/libre font authors,
* recruit new SIG members,
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* Recruit new SIG members,
* [[:Category:Fonts_and_text_QA|get]] font or text problems fixed,
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* [[:Category:Fonts_and_text_QA|Get]] font or text problems fixed,
* improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere.
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* Improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere.
 
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[[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
[[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
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* seek publicity for games in Fedora.
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* Seek publicity for games in Fedora.
 
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[[Distribution/FreeMedia|Free Media]]
 
[[Distribution/FreeMedia|Free Media]]
 
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* help the Fedora Free Media Program to distribute Fedora media (DVDs & CD's) for free to individuals.
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* Help the Fedora Free Media Program to distribute Fedora media (DVDs & CD's) for free to individuals.
 
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[[Marketing|Marketing]]
 
[[Marketing|Marketing]]
 
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* develop marketing strategy to promote the usage and support of Fedora worldwide.
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* Develop marketing strategy to promote the usage and support of Fedora worldwide.
* support the efforts of other Fedora projects to spread Fedora and help provide a central repository of ideas and information that can be used to deliver Fedora to new audiences.
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* Support the efforts of other Fedora projects to spread Fedora and help provide a central repository of ideas and information that can be used to deliver Fedora to new audiences.
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[[Mentors|Mentoring]]
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* become a mentor in the Fedora community and help, empower and mentor people in your area of expertise.
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[[Communicate|Support/help]]
 
[[Communicate|Support/help]]
 
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* provide help and support on mailing lists and in Fedora IRC channels on Freenode.
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* Provide help and support on mailing lists and in Fedora IRC channels on Freenode.
* provide Feedback to Developers about bugs.
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* Provide Feedback to Developers about bugs.
 
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'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
 
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
* [[Ambassadors]], [[Distribution/FreeMedia|Free Media]] / [[Distribution/Project|Distribution]], [[Marketing]], [[Mentors|Mentoring]], [[Communicate|Support/help]]
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* [[Ambassadors]], [[CommOps]], [[Distribution/FreeMedia|Free Media]] / [[Distribution/Project|Distribution]], [[Marketing]], [[Communicate|Support/help]]
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'''More information'''
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* [[CommOps/Join|Join the CommOps Team]]
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* [[Joining_the_Fedora_marketing_project|Join the Marketing Team]]
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{{Anchor|Translator}}
  
== Translator -- (Click to Join [[L10N|L10n (Localization)]])==
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== Translator ==
 
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'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
 
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
* [[Ambassadors]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[L10N|L10n (localization)]], [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]], [[PackageMaintainers/Join|OS Developer (Packaging)]]
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* [[Ambassadors]], [[CommOps]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[L10N|L10n (localization)]], [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]], [[PackageMaintainers/Join|OS Developer (Packaging)]]
  
  
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* Use the [[CommOps#Toolbox|CommOps Toolbox]] to develop metrics and statistics about the Project using services like [http://www.fedmsg.com/ fedmsg] and [https://github.com/fedora-infra/fedora-stats-tools fedora-stats-tools].
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* Help with strategic planning and implementation of the [[Fedora Hubs]] project (available on [https://pagure.io/fedora-hubs/branch/develop Pagure]).
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* Develop solutions to issues facing the project, like helping collaborate on the Budgeting website.
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* Provide administrative and strategic support for fundamental apps in Fedora, like the [https://badges.fedoraproject.org/ Badges] service.
 
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[[Infrastructure|Infrastructure]]
 
[[Infrastructure|Infrastructure]]
 
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* become one of the dedicated volunteers and professionals who provide servers, tools and utilities for the Fedora Project.
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* Become one of the dedicated volunteers and professionals who provide servers, tools and utilities for the Fedora Project.
* track down and shoot bugs on the Fedora websites.
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* Track down and shoot bugs on the Fedora websites.
 
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[[ReleaseEngineering|Release Engineering]]
 
[[ReleaseEngineering|Release Engineering]]
 
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* work on the programs that allow the project to produce Fedora every six months
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* Work on the programs that allow the project to produce Fedora every six months.
* fix issues with the build system
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* Fix issues with the build system.
 
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[[Websites|Websites]]
 
[[Websites|Websites]]
 
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* improve Fedora's image and to create the best possible web interface for users and contributors on the Internet.  
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* Improve Fedora's image and to create the best possible web interface for users and contributors on the Internet.  
 
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'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
 
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
* [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]], [[Infrastructure]], [[Marketing]], [[Websites]]
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* [[CommOps]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]], [[Infrastructure]], [[Marketing]], [[Websites]]
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'''More information'''
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* [[CommOps/Join|Join the CommOps Team]]
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* [[Joining_the_Fedora_marketing_project|Join the Marketing Team]]
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[edit] Join the Fedora Community and Contribute


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To get started, sign up for a Fedora user account, using the Fedora Account System. WhatCanIDoForFedora also gives the same information as this wiki page, but interactively.

If you want to take an active hand in making Fedora even better, there are many ways you can contribute. Below are few of the roles that you can join.

Click on a role in which you are interested to contribute

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Content Writer

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Designer

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People Person

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OS Developer

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Translator

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Web Developer or Administrator

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This is a starting point.
There are many ways to participate in Fedora, this page is just your starting spot to join the various roles.

Financial contributions are discussed on the Contribute page.

Making changes to the Fedora wiki is discussed on the wiki editing page.


[edit] Content Writer

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Description of this role: Communicate through words.

Skills you possess or want to learn:

  • Writing, editing, grammar (wordsmith), technical, explaining complex ideas well, teaching, DocBook, XML, Wiki markup, technical knowledge (specific and general)

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:

  • Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limits.
Team/Project Example tasks

Artwork

  • Write tutorials and articles for the use of the FOSS creative tools available in Fedora.

CommOps

  • Wear the newsgirl / newsboy cap by helping write content for the Community Blog, the best place to get news about what's happening across the Fedora Project.
  • Help pilot the drafting of release announcements, where the entire community is informed of what's new in Fedora.
  • Help tell the story of Fedora by working with all the different sub-projects, learning what they're working on or where they need help, and helping share the call for help with other able and willing members of Fedora.

Docs

  • Write documents, guides, how-tos, FAQs, marketing material, process/methodology docs, release notes.
  • Write content in this Wiki.

Fedora Magazine

  • Write content for the Fedora Magazine The Fedora Magazine is a WordPress-based site, that delivers all the news of the Fedora Community. Stay informed by joining the Marketing mailing list marketing.

Fonts SIG

  • Document font creation tasks,
  • Document free/libre font release best practices,
  • Document free/libre font packaging,
  • Clarify, complete and improve our wiki,
  • Identify interesting third-party material, and link it here,
  • Convert wiki information to other document formats.
  • Convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly license,
  • Recruit possible free/libre font authors,
  • Recruit new SIG members,
  • Get font or text problems fixed,
  • Improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
  • Identify font or text problems in applications and libraries,
  • Improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs.

Games SIG

  • Document the available games, including wiki documentation and listing in comps.xml.

Usability SIG

  • Write documentation about usability.

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[edit] Designer

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Description of this role: Communicate through images.

Skills you possess or want to learn:

  • Inkscape, GIMP, LibreOffice, design, usability/interaction

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:

  • Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limits.
Team/Project Example tasks

CommOps

  • Help work with different sub-projects in Fedora to identify Badges that are needed and help coordinate their creation.
  • Collaboration with the Design Team on creating awesome Badges!

Design

Fonts SIG

Usability SIG

  • Improve end-user experience with coherent, accessible and intuitive design for Fedora.

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[edit] OS Developer

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Description of this role: Communicate through code.

Skills you possess or want to learn:

  • Programming, RPM/Packaging, Bugfiling

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:

  • Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limits.
Team/Project Example tasks

Bug triage

  • Track down and shoot Fedora bugs in bugzilla.redhat.com.
  • Strive to be a bridge between users and developers that aids in fixing and closing bugs.

Infrastructure

  • Help to provide servers, tools and utilities for the Fedora Project.
  • Create new applications to make development of Fedora go smoother.

Release Engineering

  • Manage the build system.
  • Maintain the package repositories.
  • Create the images for new Fedora Releases.

Internationalization (I18n)

  • Develop, package, and maintain applications like input methods for different languages.
  • Improve applications and utilities to support and process different languages.
  • Quality-assure that existing applications meet i18n standards.
  • Support the infrastructure of the Fedora translation community.

Packaging

  • Become a package maintainer to create and maintain RPM packages for software in Fedora.
  • Join the Package Review SIG

Websites

  • Improve Fedora's image and create the best possible interface for users and contributors on the Internet.

Fonts SIG

  • Package new fonts and font tools,
  • Review font packages before Fedora inclusion,
  • Fix font or text problems in applications and libraries,
  • Propose good Fedora fonts defaults,
  • Identify font or text problems in applications and libraries,
  • Improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs.

Games SIG

  • Create high quality packages of games, gaming-related libraries, and game development tools.
  • Help and fix bugs that have been filed against game packages.

Science and Technology SIG

  • Improve the number and quality of packages available for scientific and technical users

Usability SIG

  • Improve end-user experience with coherent, accessible and intuitive interfaces for Fedora.

Electronic Lab

  • Ensure Electronic design flows (Analog, Digital, Embedded,...)
  • Work with upstream to ensure new design and simulation features.
  • Package new tools and close tickets.

Testing

  • Test/break Fedora.
  • Do quality assurances to help maintain a robust platform for Fedora.

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[edit] People Person

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Description of this role: Communicate through one-on-one contact.

Skills you possess or want to learn:

  • People skills, event organization, customer service/support, enthusiasm

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:

  • Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limits.
Team/Project Example tasks

Ambassadors

  • Represent Fedora Project to the wider public.
  • Help spread the word about Fedora, Linux, and Open Source.
  • Be a point of contact for local community members and channel the feedback to Fedora Project.
  • Help recruit project contributors.
  • Think of creative ways for promoting Fedora in your region

CommOps

  • Wear the "community hat" of the Fedora Project by working on building and supporting community infrastructure.
  • Communicate with other sub-projects about the areas they need help with and share that information with other contributors.
  • Help connect contributors to different areas of the Project if they are looking for something to help with (connecting helping hands to real-world issues).
  • Actively represent the Foundations of Fedora and help lead the way as a community role model for the Fedora Project.

Fonts SIG

  • Convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly license,
  • Recruit possible free/libre font authors,
  • Recruit new SIG members,
  • Get font or text problems fixed,
  • Improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere.

Games SIG

  • Seek publicity for games in Fedora.

Free Media

  • Help the Fedora Free Media Program to distribute Fedora media (DVDs & CD's) for free to individuals.

Marketing

  • Develop marketing strategy to promote the usage and support of Fedora worldwide.
  • Support the efforts of other Fedora projects to spread Fedora and help provide a central repository of ideas and information that can be used to deliver Fedora to new audiences.

Support/help

  • Provide help and support on mailing lists and in Fedora IRC channels on Freenode.
  • Provide Feedback to Developers about bugs.

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[edit] Translator

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Description of this role: Communicate through translation.

Skills you possess or want to learn:

  • English, Non-English native language, technical knowledge, diff, PO, translation, babel tool (kbabel, etc.)

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:

  • Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limits.
Team/Project Example tasks

Work with I18n (internationalization)

  • develop, package, and maintain applications like input methods for different languages.
  • improve applications and utilities to support and process different languages.
  • quality-assure that existing applications meet i18n standards.
  • support the infrastructure of the translation project L10n.

Work with OS Developer (Packaging)

  • translate the software to your native language.

Work with Fonts SIG

  • find the best fonts to include, for internationalization reasons,
  • document the preferred fonts for your locale,
  • improve the way a font supports your script by identifying problems and proposing ameliorations,
  • propose good Fedora fonts defaults,
  • identify font or text problems in applications and libraries,
  • improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs,
  • convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly license,
  • recruit possible free/libre font authors,
  • recruit new SIG members,
  • get font or text problems fixed,
  • improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
  • document font creation tasks,
  • document free/libre font release best practices,
  • document free/libre font packaging,
  • clarify, complete and improve our wiki,
  • identify interesting third-party material, and link it here,
  • convert wiki information to other document formats.

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[edit] Web Developer or Administrator

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Description of this role: Communicate through the World Wide Web.

Skills you possess or want to learn:

  • Python, XML/XHTML, CSS, XSL/XSLT, TurboGears, Web app development, Linux system administration

Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:

  • Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limits.
Team/Project Example tasks

CommOps

  • Use the CommOps Toolbox to develop metrics and statistics about the Project using services like fedmsg and fedora-stats-tools.
  • Help with strategic planning and implementation of the Fedora Hubs project (available on Pagure).
  • Develop solutions to issues facing the project, like helping collaborate on the Budgeting website.
  • Provide administrative and strategic support for fundamental apps in Fedora, like the Badges service.

Infrastructure

  • Become one of the dedicated volunteers and professionals who provide servers, tools and utilities for the Fedora Project.
  • Track down and shoot bugs on the Fedora websites.

Release Engineering

  • Work on the programs that allow the project to produce Fedora every six months.
  • Fix issues with the build system.

Websites

  • Improve Fedora's image and to create the best possible web interface for users and contributors on the Internet.

Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role:

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