Here at The Document Foundation, we’re always encouraging people to join our projects and community. Contributing to a well-known open source project is a great way to meet new people, have fun, build up skills and experience, and help to make the world a better place!
However, large FOSS projects can be daunting too. Our Get involved page aims to make the on-boarding process for newcomers easier, by breaking the process down into smaller steps, and we plan other improvements to that page.
But today, we’re announcing a new website targeted at potential contributors: What can I do for LibreOffice. This is inspired by What can I do for Mozilla, and much of the work was done by our awesome contributors from Albania – read their blog post about it here.
In “What can I do for LibreOffice”, visitors are asked what they’re interested in, and pointed to resources to get started. So instead of large web pages with walls of text, visitors can click around and find something that catches their eyes. The website source is on Gerrit if anyone has suggestions for updates or additions, and the site can be translated too.