Be a Part of Something Bigger

Everything that we make is 100% open source and developed collaboratively by people from all over the world. Even if you're not a programmer, you can get involved and make a difference.

Funding

With the help of our users and fans, we've been able to grow from a small group of passionate volunteers into a tiny but sustainable company. Every little bit of support helps us improve elementary OS and tackle even more ambitious problems.

Directly fund elementary and get a badge on your GitHub profile to show your support. GitHub Sponsors doesn't charge any fees, so it's a great way to make your contribution go farther.

Sponsor on GitHub

Patreon works like an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. Choose an amount to contribute each month to help us reach our goals. Plus, earn exclusive rewards and read exclusive content early.

Back on Patreon

Fund the developers committing fixes or new features. Set a bounty on specific issues or set up a recurring subscription.

Support on Bountysource

Easily use a debit card, credit card, or PayPal account. You can choose a one-time payment or set up recurring payments.

Set up a recurring contribution through Liberapay, the open source and non-profit funding platform.

Contribute with Liberapay

Help us financially, plus get some exclusive elementary gear to show your support to friends, family, and coworkers. Every purchase goes towards developing elementary OS, its apps, and its services.

Visit Store

Translations

elementary OS is created and used by people from all around the World; help us make the experience even better by translating it into more languages.

Both elementary OS and our website are openly translated using an online platform called Weblate. Learn More

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Support

Question & Answer

Stack Exchange is a Q&A website built around finding the best answers to common questions. Anyone can create an account to start asking and answering.

New Questions Unanswered Questions

Documentation

elementary provides basic documentation for both users and developers. All of our documentation is written in Markdown and hosted on GitHub, so submitting a change or a new section is a piece of cake.

Learning the Basics Guide Developer Docs

Web Development

Our website is built using HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript. We're always looking for people experienced in those areas who would like to contribute and make it even better.

Report a Website Issue Fork the Website on GitHub

Desktop Development

Our desktop environment and all its apps are built using Vala, GTK, Granite, and a number of other open libraries. We host all of our code and do all development on GitHub. If you've never developed for elementary OS before, we recommend you check out our Getting Started guide.

Getting Started Guide Browse Code

Report issues

Help out by tracking down issues and reporting them. Or help by confirming, clarifying, and cleaning up existing issues.

Read the Guide

Fix issues

Contribute to elementary OS by fixing issues, improving functionality or implementing new features. Learn More

Bitesize Issues Bountied Issues

Create apps

Improve the overall elementary OS ecosystem and earn money by creating great new apps for AppCenter.

Publish on AppCenter

Design

Our design team turns ideas into clear issue reports and deliverable assets. Before diving in, it's recommended to read about our design workflow. Learn More