How to Help
There are a lot of things you can do to help the Trisquel project, and you do not need programming skills to perform most of them:
- Become a Trisquel Associate member. Help the project with a recurring donation (minimum 5€/month) to support the financial health and development of the project.
- Improve the wiki. We need more documentation, tutorials, screencasts, and any information that could be useful to the users.
- Translate the web content. We can reach more people if you help us with translations.
- Help other users. Join the forum, the mailing lists or the #trisquel channel and help others in their usage of Trisquel.
- Spread Trisquel. Invite others to our community, talk about free software and Trisquel in your school or job, and write about your experience with it in your blog or social network!
- Review software freedom. Our guideline is to distribute and recommend only free software, but we are not perfect. We serve thousands of packages, you can help us by reviewing their content and licenses.
- Seed our torrents. If you have a good network connection with some spare upload bandwidth, you can seed our torrents to make .iso downloads work faster.
- Hunt and fix bugs. You can help the project by finding and reporting errors and bugs, and even better, by fixing them.
- Serve as a mirror. If your company or university has a public software mirror, or you have a high bandwidth server available, you can also serve our files and be listed in our download page.
- Add resources to our website. We host a list of free Mozilla extensions, you can request permissions in our development list and start adding more.
- List your hardware at h-node.org and evaluate how well the various components work with free software.
- Become a Trisquel developer. If you have programming, sysadmin or packaging skills, get in contact with us to help with development tasks.
Community driven tasks
We get a lot of requests from the users, with ideas that could improve our software. Many of them are very good ideas, but in most cases we just don't have the time to do them. But we can apply your ideas to the distro if you have the time to make them real.
Some examples of requests we cannot fulfill:
- I'd like the package foobar to be in the repository. Please submit these upstream (Debian/Ubuntu).
- I want a $usage oriented version of the distro.
- I want the foo package translated to the bar language.
- I want this version of foo to be updated/backported.
If you want to spend some of your time doing such a task, please join the development mailing list, and tell us about your project. We can give you advice, and we will include your work in Trisquel when it is finished.