Yes, it’s that time of the year again! As you probably know, LibreOffice is made by hundreds of people around the world. We have a busy community working on source code, documentation, translations, user support, marketing and many other topics. And throughout November, we want to give special credit to every contribution – and encourage even more people to get involved!
So how does this work? In a nutshell, if you contribute to the LibreOffice project this month, you can claim an awesome sticker pack at the end:
Over the next four weeks, we’ll be keeping track of contributions and add your name (or username) to this wiki page if you help out. The page will be updated daily, and everyone listed there can claim a sticker! Here’s how you can get involved…
How to get your stickers
Here are some ways you can contribute to the project and get your stickers…
- Answer questions from users: Over on Ask LibreOffice there are many users looking for help with the suite. We’re keeping an eye on that site so if you give someone useful advice, you can claim a shiny sticker.
- Help to confirm bugs: go to our Bugzilla page and look for new bugs. If you can recreate one, add a comment like “CONFIRMED on Windows 10 and LibreOffice 6.1.2”. (Make sure you’re using the latest version of LibreOffice.)
- Spread the word: Tell everyone about LibreOffice on Twitter! Just say why you love it or what you’re using it for, add the #libreoffice hashtag, and at the end of the month you can claim a sticker. (We have a maximum of 100 stickers for this category, in case the whole internet starts tweeting!)
- Translate the interface: LibreOffice is available in a wide range of languages, but its interface translations need to be kept up-to-date. Or maybe you want to translate the suite to a whole new language? Get involved here.
- Contribute code: The codebase is big, but there are lots of places to get involved with small jobs. See our Developers page on the website and this page on the wiki to get started. Once you’ve submitted a patch, if it gets merged we’ll send you a sticker!
- Write documentation: Another way to earn a badge is to help the LibreOffice documentation team. Whether you want to update the online help or add chapters to the handbooks, here’s where to start.
So there’s plenty to do! Dive in, get involved and help make LibreOffice better for millions of people around the world – and enjoy your sticker as thanks from us. We’ll be posting regular updates on this blog and our Twitter account over the next four weeks!