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From code, design and translation to spreading the world and donation, here is a list of possible contributions to develop FreedomBox.
1. Quick Links
2. Welcome to newcomers
As a newcomer, you are more than welcome to introduce yourself to all users and doers on the "FreedomBox-discuss" mailing list or on the #freedombox IRC channel. In addition to make useful contacts, you can start reporting bugs and translate (see below) the wiki website and the FreedomBox web interface.
3. Development priorities
Upcoming priorities have been discussed end of October 2015 by several core developers and the Freedombox Foundation. You'll find on the mailing list archives a Medium Term Roadmap for 2015 and 2016. We want to enjoy soon a version 1.0. We are targeting mid January for a 0.8 release. The main focus of the 0.8 release is going to be integrated in the PGP based SSL Client authentication work. We are planning on a 0.9 polish release for late February with general usability improvements.
4. Contributions needed
4.1. Add an Application
If you are a developer and wish to see an application available in FreedomBox, you can contribute by adding the application to FreedomBox. See the FreedomBox Developer Manual.
List of bugs listed on Debian universal system.
If you are a developer, you can contribute code to one of the sub-projects of FreedomBox. Step-by-step process of contributing code to FreedomBox is available.
FreedomBox Setup: a Debian package for setting up the FreedomBox.
Plinth: a web interface to administer the functions of FreedomBox.
Freedom Maker: a script to build FreedomBox disk images for use on various hardware devices or virtual machines.
You can pickup a task from one of the TODO lists. The individual page project pages contain information availabily of the code, how to build and TODO lists.
4.4.1. User Experience Design
If you are a user experience designer, you can help FreedomBox with the following items:
- UI experience for the Plinth web interface
Logo and branding (we currently have an identity manual and logos)
Possible designs for custom FreedomBox cases on single board computers
4.4.2. Technical Design
FreedomBox is still under development any many components are yet to be worked on. You can contribute to the discussion on various technical design and implementation aspects of FreedomBox. See:
The FreedomBox Foundation is a Delaware non-profit corporation in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) federal nonprofit recognition from the IRS. FreedomBox project is run by volunteers. You can help the project financially by donating via PayPal, Bitcoin or by mailing a check. Please see the donation page for details on how to donate.
4.6. Document: User Manual, Website and Wiki
FreedomBox needs better documentation for users and contributors. FreedomBox manual is prepared by aggregating various pages on the wiki and exporting to various formats. The manual is then used in Plinth and elsewhere.
If you wish to contribute to the FreedomBox wiki (and consequently the FreedomBox manual), you can create a wiki account and start editing.
For contributing to the website please start a discussion on the FreedomBox mailing list.
4.7. Quality Assurance
FreedomBox already runs on many platforms and it is not possible for developers to test all possible platforms. If you have one of the supported hardware you can help with testing FreedomBox on the platform.
When an application is made available on FreedomBox, not all of its functionality is tested in the real world by developer doing the work. Deploying the application and testing it will help ensure high quality applications in FreedomBox.
See the quality assurance page for a basic list of test cases to check for and information on reporting bugs.
All text visible to users of FreedomBox needs to be localized to various languages. This translation work includes:
Plinth web interface for FreedomBox
Individual applications that FreedomBox exposes to users such as ownCloud, JWChat etc.
Some of the translation work are implemented in user interface (Plinth) since the 0.7 release. Documents for user interface translation are currently available on Transifex localization platform and GitHub. If you wish to see FreedomBox available for one of your languages, please start a discussion on the FreedomBox discuss mailing list or on the #freedombox IRC channel to avoid double translations.
For more information, please visit the FreedomBox translation landing page.
4.9. Spread the Word
Speak to your family, friends, local community or at global conferences about the importance of FreedomBox. To be a successful project we need many more participants, be it users or contributors. Write about your efforts at the talks page and on the wiki.
Next call: Sunday, May 22 at 17:00 UTC
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