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.
The biggest way to help out elementary is with funding. With your help, we've been able to grow from a small group of passionate volunteers into a tiny company. Every little bit of help is one step closer to hiring another full-time developer.
BountySource puts funds directly in the hands of developers by rewarding them for committing fixes or creating new features. Set a bounty on the issues that matter to you most or fund a specific app. You can also set up a recurring subscription. Learn More
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.
elementary OS uses an open, collaborative translation tool on Launchpad called Rosetta. Learn More
Our website is also openly translated using an online platform called Transifex. Learn More
StackExchange is a Q&A website built around finding the best answers to common questions. Anyone can create an account to start asking and answering.
Our desktop environment and all its apps are built using Vala, GTK+, Granite, and a number of other open libraries. We host our desktop code on Launchpad.net, a free service for open source projects. If you've never developed for elementary OS before, we recommend you check out our Getting Started guide. Learn More
Every project begins with an idea. Our Design Team takes these and turns them into clear blueprints and bug reports. We break up design into two main components:
We're always open to new ideas for elementary OS's visual design. Get started by sharing mockups with our Google+ Community