openSUSE, is a general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by Novell. After acquiring SUSE Linux in January 2004, Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project, involving the community in the development process (source: Wikipedia)

The openSUSE build service cross builds packages to multiple distributions, including debian and fedora in addition to openSUSE proper.

Some pointers, for those developers who need to interact/collaborate with OpenSUSE package maintainers.


http:/ - Information about package/projects - Find source/binary package.

Bugs - Bug tracker - Submit a bug

Developer home

openSUSE Build Service, here the packages are built -

If you search the package on, the 'go to OBS project' takes you to the development project of this package. This project then lists the maintainers of the package.

The package change log rpm -q --changelog $PACKGE | less also reveals recent maintainers

The developer community life on irc -

Development mailing lists -

General information

Wikipedia's OpenSUSE - Homepage

See Also