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Description of this role: Communicate through

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Content writer

Description of this role: Communicate through words.

Skills you possess or want to learn: Writing, editing, grammar, wordsmithing, proof-reading, explaining complex ideas well, teaching, wiki markup, technical knowledge (specific and general).

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Tasks typical in this role: Write manuals, guides, how-tos, FAQs, marketing material, process/methodology documents, editing, release notes, Wiki.

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Long Description: You can help writing documentation either by working with the official documentation provided by the Debian Documentation Project or by contributing at the Debian Wiki.

Designer

Description of this role: Communicate through images.

Skills you possess or want to learn: Inkscape, GIMP, other vector & raster graphics tools, OpenOffice, design, usability/interaction.

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Tasks typical in this role: user interface design, publication design, web design, icons, design mock-ups, conference banners/flyers, logos, materials (t-shirts, CD covers, etc.)

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Developer

Description of this role: Communicate through code.

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Long Description: You can help maintain applications that are already available in the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, specially those you use much and know about, by contributing fixes (patches) or additional information in theBug Tracking Systemfor those packages. You can also get involved directly in package maintenance by becoming a member of a group maintenance team or get involved with software that is being developed for Debian by joining a software project atAlioth.

You can help porting Debian to some architecture you are experienced with either by starting a new port or contributing to existing ports. For more information see the list of available ports.

You can package applications you have much experience with and consider valuable for Debian and become the maintainer for those packages. For more information read the Debian Developer's Corner.

People Person

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

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Translator

Description of this role: Communicate through interpretation.

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Tasks typical in this role: localization (l10n), internationalizaton (i18n), marketing materials, documents, websites, providing cultural specific feedback to other teams.

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Long Description: You can help translating applications or Debian-related information (web pages, documentation) to your own language by getting involved in a translation project (discussion is generally handled through the i18n mailing list). You can even start up a new internationalisation group if there is none for your language. For more information read the Internationalisation pages.

Web Developer or Administrator

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

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User

You can simply test the operating system and the programs provided in it and report any not yet known errata or bugs you find using the Bug Tracking System. Try to browse also the bugs associated with packages you use and provide further information, if you can reproduce the issues described in them.

If you are an experienced user you can help other users through the user mailing lists or by using the IRC channel #debian. For more information on support options and available sources read the support pages.

Help Debian promoting itself by talking about it and demonstrating it to others.

Donator

You can donate equipment and services to the Debian project so that either its users or developers can benefit from them. We are in constant search for mirrors worldwide our users can rely on and auto-builder systems for our porters.


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