9.5. Participating in Fedora Projects
Within the Fedora Community, there are many different projects aimed at developing and improving various aspects of Fedora Linux. Regardless of your skill set, interests, or experience, there is probably a role that is perfect for you in one of the projects. Becoming directly involved in a Fedora project contributes back to the Fedora community and can build your skill and reputation.
9.5.1. How Do I Do That?
A list of Fedora Projects is maintained at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Projects. Each project has separate standards and requirements for participation, so a good place to start is by reading the project outline to determine the participation requirements, then joining the relevant mailing lists to meet and get to know other project members.
Here are some projects to consider:
22.214.171.124. Fedora Documentation
The Fedora Docs project (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject) produces release notes, installation and configuration guides, and other documentation, and is always looking for writers, editors, and readers willing to provide feedback. Other members of the Fedora Docs team develop the tool chain used to manage the documentation and transform it into various forms.
126.96.36.199. Fedora Translation
Since Fedora software is used globally, messages and controls within the software, documentation, and web sites all require translation into many languages. The Fedora Translation project exists to do this translation and to develop and refine the tools necessary to manage translated text. The Fedora Translation web site is found at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N.
188.8.131.52. Fedora Extras
If you have RPM packages that aren't included in Fedora Core or Fedora Extras, you can become a Fedora Extras contributor and make those packages available to other Fedora users. The Fedora Extras project has set up strict standards and a rigorous review process to protect the quality of the Extras repository, so participating in this project requires a certain level of skill and commitment. To streamline the process, Fedora Extras uses a sponsorship process, which pairs experienced members with newcomers during their first package submission. The web site http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/Contributors describes the process of becoming a Fedora Extras contributor.
9.5.2. What About...
184.108.40.206. ...Fedora-related projects that have sprung up outside of the official Fedora community?
There are a number of Fedora-related projects that are not part of the official Fedora project, and these projects are also staffed by volunteers:
9.5.3. Where Can I Learn More?