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= Join the Fedora Community =
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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].}}
 
  
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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{{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. }}
  
'''Click on a role below to learn more about how you can help the Fedora Project.'''
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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.
  
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[[#Content Writer]]
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* Writing.
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* Editing.
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* Explaining complex ideas.
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[[#Designer]]
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* Design.
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* Usability.
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* Interaction.
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[[#People Person]]
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* Event organization.
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* Customer service/support.
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* and more...
 
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[[#OS Developer]]
[[#Content_Writer | Content Writer]]
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* Programming.
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* RPM/Packaging.
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* Bugfiling.
 
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[[#Designer | Designer]]
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[[#Translator]]
[[Image:Join_PeoplePerson.png]]
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* English.
 
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* Non-English native language.
[[#People_Person | People Person]]
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* Translation tools.
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[[#Web Developer or Administrator]]
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* Python.
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* Web app development.
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* Linux system administration.
 
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[[Image:Join_OSDeveloper.png]]
 
 
[[#OS_Developer | OS Developer]]
 
 
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[[Image:Join_Translator.png]]
 
 
[[#Translator | Translator]]
 
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[[Image:Join_WebDeveloper.png]]
 
 
[[#Web_Developer_or_Administrator | Web Developer or Administrator]]
 
 
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{{admon/important|This is a starting point.|There are many ways to participate in Fedora, this page is just a beginning 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.
  
Making changes to the Fedora wiki is discussed on the [[WikiEditing | wiki editing]] page.
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Making changes to the Fedora wiki is discussed on the [[Help:Editing]] wiki page.
 
 
  
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== Content Writer ==
 
{{Anchor|ContentWriter}}
 
{{Anchor|ContentWriter}}
== Content Writer ==
 
 
[[Image:Join_ContentDeveloper.png]]
 
[[Image:Join_ContentDeveloper.png]]
  
'''Description of this role:''' Communicate through words.
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; Description of this role: Communicate through words.
 
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; Skills you possess or want to learn:
'''Skills you possess or want to learn''':
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* Writing, editing, grammar (wordsmith), technical, explaining complex ideas well, teaching, DocBook, XML, Wiki markup, technical knowledge (specific and general)
* Writing, editing, grammar (wordsmith), technical, explaining complex ideas well, teaching, Doc``Book, XML, Wiki markup, technical knowledge (specific and general)
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; Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:
 
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* ''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.''
'''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.''
 
 
{|
 
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| '''Team/Project''' || '''Example tasks'''<BR>''
 
 
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! Team/Project
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! Example tasks
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|-
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| [[Artwork]]
 
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[[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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| [[CommOps]]
 
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* write tutorials and articles for the use of the FOSS creative tools available in Fedora.
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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]]
 
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[[DocsProject|Docs]]
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* Write documents, guides, how-tos, FAQs, marketing material, process/methodology docs, release notes.
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* Write content in this Wiki.
* 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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| Fedora&nbsp;[[Magazine]]
 
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[[NewsProject|News]]
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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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* write content for the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/LatestIssue Fedora Weekly News] which is published every week via [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/announce fedora-announce-list] and [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/news fedora-news-list].
 
 
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|-
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| [[:Category:Fonts SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
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[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
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* Document font creation tasks,  
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* Document free/libre font release best practices,
* document font creation tasks,  
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* Document free/libre font packaging,
* document free/libre font release best practices,
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* Clarify, complete and improve our wiki,
* document free/libre font packaging,
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* Identify interesting third-party material, and link it here,
* clarify, complete and improve our wiki,
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* Convert wiki information to other document formats.
* identify interesting third-party material, and link it here,
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* Convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly [[Legal_considerations_for_fonts| license]],
* convert wiki information to other document formats.
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* Recruit possible free/libre font authors,
* convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly [[Legal_considerations_for_fonts| license]],
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* Recruit new SIG members,
* recruit possible free/libre font authors,
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* [[:Category:Fonts and text QA|Get]] font or text problems fixed,
* recruit new SIG members,
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* Improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
* [[:Category:Fonts_and_text_QA|get]] font or text problems fixed,
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* Identify font or text [[Fonts and text quality assurance| problems]] in applications and libraries,
* improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
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* Improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs.
* 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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| [[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
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[[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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|-
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| [[Usability|Usability SIG]]
 
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[[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''':
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* [[CommOps]], [[Docs Project|Docs]], [[Marketing]] (including [[Magazine]]), [[L10N | Localization (L10n)]]
* [[Docs Project|Docs]], [[Marketing]], [[L10N | Localization (L10n)]], [[NewsProject|News]]
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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 ==
 
[[Image:Join_Designer.png]]
 
[[Image:Join_Designer.png]]
  
'''Description of this role:''' Communicate through images.
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; Description of this role: Communicate through images.
 
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; Skills you possess or want to learn:
'''Skills you possess or want to learn''':
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* Inkscape, GIMP, LibreOffice, design, usability/interaction
* Ink scape, GIMP, OO.org, design, usability/interaction
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; Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:
 
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* ''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.''
'''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.''
 
 
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| '''Team/Project''' || '''Example tasks'''<BR>''
 
 
|-
 
|-
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! Team/Project
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! Example tasks
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|-
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| [[CommOps]]
 
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[[Artwork|Artwork]]
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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]]
 
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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.
* 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]]
 
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[[: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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* [[PackageMaintainers/WishList#General Fedora Packages WishList|Identify]] font creation tools needing packaging,
* [[:Category:Font wishlist|find]] the best fonts to include, to please [[:Category:Decorative fonts| artists]],
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* [[Fonts and text-related creative tasks#font-creation|Create and improve]] Fedora fonts,
* [[PackageMaintainers/WishList#General_Fedora_Packages_WishList|identify]] font creation tools needing packaging,
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* [[Fonts SIG mailing lists|Propose]] good Fedora fonts defaults.
* [[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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| [[Usability|Usability SIG]]
 
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[[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:
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* [[CommOps]], [[Design|Design]], [[:DocsProject|Docs]], [[:Category:Fonts SIG|Fonts]], [[Marketing]], [[Usability]], [[Websites]]
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; More information:
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* [[CommOps/Join|Join the CommOps Team]]
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* [[Join the Design Team]]
  
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
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== OS Developer ==
* [[Artwork|Artwork]], [[:DocsProject|Docs]], [[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts]], [[Marketing]], [[Usability]], [[Websites]]
 
 
 
 
 
 
{{Anchor|OSDeveloper}}
 
{{Anchor|OSDeveloper}}
 
== OS Developer ==
 
 
[[Image:Join_OSDeveloper.png]]
 
[[Image:Join_OSDeveloper.png]]
  
 
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; Description of this role: Communicate through code.
'''Description of this role:''' Communicate through code.
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; Skills you possess or want to learn:
 
 
'''Skills you possess or want to learn''':
 
 
* Programming, RPM/Packaging, Bugfiling
 
* Programming, RPM/Packaging, Bugfiling
 
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; 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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* ''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.''
*''Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limts.''
 
 
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| '''Team/Project''' || '''Example tasks'''<BR>''
 
 
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! Team/Project
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! Example tasks
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|-
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| [[BugZappers|Bug triage]]
 
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[[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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* Strive to be a bridge between users and developers that aids in fixing and closing bugs.
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| [[Infrastructure]]
 
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* track down and shoot Fedora bugs in [https://bugzilla.redhat.com bugzilla.redhat.com].
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* Help to provide servers, tools, and utilities for the Fedora Project.
* strive to be a bridge between users and developers that aids in fixing and closing bugs.
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* Create new applications to make the development of Fedora go smoother.
 
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|-
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| [[ReleaseEngineering|Release Engineering]]
 
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[[Infrastructure|Infrastructure]]
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* Manage the build system.
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* Maintain the package repositories.
* help to provide servers, tools and utilities for the Fedora Project.
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* Create the images for new Fedora Releases.
* create new applications to make development of Fedora go smoother.
 
 
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|-
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| [[I18N|Internationalization (I18n)]]
 
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[[I18N|Internationalization (I18n)]]
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* Develop, package, and maintain applications like input methods for different languages.
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* Improve applications and utilities to support and process different languages.
* develop, package, and maintain applications like input methods for different languages.
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* Quality-assure that existing applications meet i18n standards.
* improve applications and utilities to support and process different languages.4
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* Support the infrastructure of the Fedora translation community.  
* quality-assure that existing applications meet i18n standards.
 
* support the infrastructure of the Fedora translation community.  
 
 
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|-
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| [[PackageMaintainers/Join|Packaging]]
 
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[[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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* Join the [[SIGs/Package_Review |Package Review SIG]]
* become a package maintainer to create and maintain RPM packages for software in Fedora.
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[Websites]]
 
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[[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]]
 
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[[: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:In-progress fonts|Review]] font packages before Fedora inclusion,
* [[:Category:Fonts_packaging|package]] new [[:Category:Font wishlist|fonts]] and font tools,
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* Fix font or text [[Fonts and text quality assurance|problems]] in applications and libraries,
* [[:Category:In-progress fonts|review]] font packages before Fedora inclusion,
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* [[Fonts SIG mailing lists|Propose]] good Fedora fonts defaults,
* fix 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,
* [[Fonts SIG mailing lists|propose]] good Fedora fonts defaults,
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* Improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs.
* 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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| [[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
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[[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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* Help and fix bugs that have been filed against game packages.  
* 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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| [[:Category:SciTech SIG|Science and Technology SIG]]
 
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[[: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]]
 
|
 
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[[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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| [[ElectronicLab Spin|Electronic Lab]]
[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/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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* Package [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/fel/ new tools and close tickets].
 
* Package [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/fel/ new tools and close tickets].
 
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| [[QA|Testing]]
 
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[[QA|Testing]]
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* Test/break Fedora.
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* Do quality assurances to help maintain a robust platform for Fedora.
* test/break Fedora.
 
* do quality assurances to help maintain a robust platform for Fedora.
 
 
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; Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role:
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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]].
  
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
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== People Person ==
* [[BugZappers|Bug triage]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts]], [[I18N|Internationalization (I18n)]], [[Infrastructure]], [[PackageMaintainers/Join|Packaging]], [[QA|Testing]], [[Usability]], [[Websites]].
 
 
 
 
 
 
{{Anchor|PeoplePerson}}
 
{{Anchor|PeoplePerson}}
 
== People Person ==
 
 
[[Image:Join_PeoplePerson.png]]
 
[[Image:Join_PeoplePerson.png]]
  
'''Description of this role:''' Communicate through one-on-one contact.
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; Description of this role: Communicate through one-on-one contact.
 
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; Skills you possess or want to learn:
'''Skills you possess or want to learn''':
 
 
* People skills, event organization, customer service/support, enthusiasm
 
* People skills, event organization, customer service/support, enthusiasm
 
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; 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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* ''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.''
*''Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limts.''
 
 
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| '''Team/Project''' || '''Example tasks'''<BR>''
 
 
|-
 
|-
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! Team/Project
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! Example tasks
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|-
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| [[Ambassadors Join start|Ambassadors]]
 
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[[Ambassadors|Ambassadors]]
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* Represent Fedora Project to the wider public.
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* Help spread the word about Fedora, Linux, and Open Source.
* represent Fedora Project to the wider public.
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* Be a point of contact for local community members and channel the feedback to Fedora Project.
* help spread the word about Fedora, Linux, and Open Source.
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* Help recruit project contributors.
* be a point of contact for local community members and channel the feedback to Fedora Project.
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* Think of creative ways for promoting Fedora in your region.
* help recruit project contributors.
 
* think of creative ways for promoting Fedora in your region
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[CommOps]]
 
|
 
|
[[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
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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.
* convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly [[Legal_considerations_for_fonts| license]],
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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).
* recruit possible free/libre font authors,
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* Actively represent the [[Foundations]] of Fedora and help lead the way as a community role model for the Fedora Project.
* recruit new SIG members,
 
* [[: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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| [[:Category:Fonts SIG|Fonts SIG]]
 
|
 
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[[SIGs/Games|Games 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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* Recruit possible free/libre font authors,
* seek publicity for games in Fedora.
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* Recruit new SIG members,
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* [[:Category:Fonts and text QA|Get]] font or text problems fixed,
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* Improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere.
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[SIGs/Games|Games SIG]]
 
|
 
|
[[Distribution/FreeMedia|Free Media]]
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* Seek publicity for games in Fedora.
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* help the Fedora Free Media Program to distribute Fedora Core media (DVDs) for free to individuals.
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| [[Distribution/FreeMedia|Free Media]]
 
|
 
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[[Marketing|Marketing]]
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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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* 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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| [[Marketing|Marketing]]
 
|
 
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[[Mentors|Mentoring]]
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* Develop marketing strategy to promote the usage and support of Fedora worldwide.
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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.
* 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 Feedback to Developers about bugs.
* provide help and support on mailing lists and in Fedora IRC channels on Freenode.
 
* provide Feedback to Developers about bugs.
 
 
|}
 
|}
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; Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role:
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* [[Ambassadors]], [[CommOps]], [[Distribution/FreeMedia|Free Media]] / [[Distribution/Project|Distribution]], [[Marketing]], [[Communicate|Support/help]]
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; More information:
 +
* [[CommOps/Join|Join the CommOps Team]]
 +
* [[Joining the Fedora marketing project|Join the Marketing Team]]
  
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
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== Translator ==
* [[Ambassadors]], [[Distribution/FreeMedia|Free Media]] / [[Distribution/Project|Distribution]], [[Marketing]], [[Mentors|Mentoring]], [[Communicate|Support/help]]
 
 
 
 
{{Anchor|Translator}}
 
{{Anchor|Translator}}
== Translator -- (Click to Join [[L10N|L10n (Localization)]])==
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[[Image:Join_Translator.png]]
 
 
 
'''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''':
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; Description of this role: Communicate through translation.
*''Remember that you have complete freedom to do less, more or different tasks in the many projects and teams. Only your imagination sets the limts.''
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; Skills you possess or want to learn:
 +
* English, non-English native language, some technical knowledge, diff, PO, translation
 +
; 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.''
 
{|
 
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|-
| '''Team/Project''' || '''Example tasks'''<BR>''
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! Team/Project
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! Example tasks
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
Work with [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]]
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Localize Fedora and upstream
 +
: [[L10N|Fedora Localization Project]]
 
|
 
|
* develop, package, and maintain applications like input methods for different languages.<BR>
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* Translate the Fedora UIs and help.
* improve applications and utilities to support and process different languages.<BR>
 
* quality-assure that existing applications meet i18n standards.<BR>
 
* support the infrastructure of the translation project [[L10N|L10n]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
Work with [[PackageMaintainers/Join|OS Developer (Packaging)]]
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Work with upstream projects
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: [https://wiki.gnome.org/TranslationProject GNOME (translation)]
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: [https://l10n.kde.org KDE (localization)]
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: [https://www.libreoffice.org/community/localization/ LibreOffice (localization)]
 
|
 
|
* translate the software to your native language.
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* Translate the upstream UIs and help, which make up an important part of Fedora, CentOS, and other distributions.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
Work with [[:Category:Fonts_SIG|Fonts SIG]]
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Localize Fedora documentation
 +
: [[L10N|Fedora Localization Project]]
 
|
 
|
* [[:Category:Font wishlist|find]] the best fonts to include, for [[:Category:International fonts| internationalization]] reasons,
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* Translate various documentation, which supports Fedora users.
* [[Localization fonts requirements| document]] the preferred fonts for your locale,
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|-
* improve the way a font supports your script by identifying  problems and [[Fonts_and_text_quality_assurance|proposing]] ameliorations,
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* [[Fonts SIG mailing lists|propose]] good Fedora fonts defaults,
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Localize Fedora websites
* identify font or text [[Fonts_and_text_quality_assurance| problems]] in applications and libraries,
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: [[L10N|Fedora Localization Project]]
* 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 [[Legal_considerations_for_fonts| license]],
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* Translate the Fedora websites, which people access first and learn about Fedora.
* recruit possible free/libre font authors,
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|-
* recruit new SIG members,
+
|
* [[:Category:Fonts_and_text_QA|get]] font or text problems fixed,
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Test Fedora localized versions
* improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
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: [[FLTG|FLTG (fedora l10n test group)]]
* document font creation tasks,
+
|
* document free/libre font release best practices,
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* Test a Fedora localized version in your language to assure the translation quality.
* 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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; Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role:
 +
* [[Ambassadors]], [[CommOps]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[L10N|L10n (localization)]], [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]], [[PackageMaintainers/Join|OS Developer (Packaging)]]
 +
; More information:
 +
* [[L10N/Guide|How to become a translator]]
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* [[L10N/Guide/Coordinator|How to start new language team]] (Please check the [[L10N Teams|team list page]] and ensure that your language team has not yet been formed.)
  
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
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== Web Developer or Administrator ==
* [[Ambassadors]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[L10N|L10n (localization)]], [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]], [[PackageMaintainers/Join|OS Developer (Packaging)]]
 
 
 
 
 
 
{{Anchor|WebDeveloperAdministrator}}
 
{{Anchor|WebDeveloperAdministrator}}
 
== Web Developer or Administrator ==
 
 
[[Image:Join_WebDeveloper.png]]
 
[[Image:Join_WebDeveloper.png]]
  
'''Description of this role:''' Communicate through the World Wide Web.
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; Description of this role: Communicate through the World Wide Web.
 
+
; Skills you possess or want to learn:
'''Skills you possess or want to learn''':
 
 
* Python, XML/XHTML, CSS, XSL/XSLT, TurboGears, Web app development, Linux system administration
 
* Python, XML/XHTML, CSS, XSL/XSLT, TurboGears, Web app development, Linux system administration
 
+
; Examples of where and how you can contribute in this role:
'''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.''
*''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.''
 
 
{|
 
{|
|- style=" color: #fff; background-color: #3074c2;"
 
| '''Team/Project''' || '''Example tasks'''<BR>''
 
 
|-
 
|-
 +
! Team/Project
 +
! Example tasks
 +
|-
 +
| [[CommOps]]
 
|
 
|
[[Infrastructure|Infrastructure]]
+
* 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].
 +
* Help with strategic planning and implementation of the [[Fedora Hubs]] project (available on [https://pagure.io/fedora-hubs/branch/develop 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 [https://badges.fedoraproject.org/ Badges] service.
 +
|-
 +
| [[Infrastructure]]
 
|
 
|
* 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]]
 
|
 
|
[[Websites|Websites]]
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* Work on the programs that allow the project to produce Fedora every six months.
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* Fix issues with the build system.
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|-
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| [[Websites]]
 
|
 
|
* 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.  
 
|}
 
|}
 +
; Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role:
 +
* [[CommOps]], [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]], [[Infrastructure]], [[Marketing]], [[Websites]]
 +
; More information:
 +
* [[CommOps/Join|Join the CommOps Team]]
 +
* [[Joining the Fedora marketing project|Join the Marketing Team]]
  
'''Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role''':
+
[[Category:CommOps]] [[Category:Join]]
* [[DocsProject|Docs]], [[I18N|I18n (internationalization)]], [[Infrastructure]], [[Marketing]], [[Websites]]
 

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  • Editing.
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  • Usability.
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  • Event organization.
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#OS Developer

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  • RPM/Packaging.
  • Bugfiling.
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#Translator

  • English.
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  • Linux system administration.
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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.
Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role
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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.
Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role
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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 the 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.
Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role

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.
Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role
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Translator

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Description of this role
Communicate through translation.
Skills you possess or want to learn
  • English, non-English native language, some technical knowledge, diff, PO, translation
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

Localize Fedora and upstream

Fedora Localization Project
  • Translate the Fedora UIs and help.

Work with upstream projects

GNOME (translation)
KDE (localization)
LibreOffice (localization)
  • Translate the upstream UIs and help, which make up an important part of Fedora, CentOS, and other distributions.

Localize Fedora documentation

Fedora Localization Project
  • Translate various documentation, which supports Fedora users.

Localize Fedora websites

Fedora Localization Project
  • Translate the Fedora websites, which people access first and learn about Fedora.

Test Fedora localized versions

FLTG (fedora l10n test group)
  • Test a Fedora localized version in your language to assure the translation quality.
Teams/projects supporting or supported by this role
More information

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
More information