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.
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
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
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
We use GitHub Discussions for community Q&A. Anyone can create an account to start asking and answering.New Questions Unanswered Questions
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
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 Developer guide.Developer Guide Browse Code
Help out by tracking down issues and reporting them. Or help by confirming, clarifying, and cleaning up existing issues.Read the Guide
Contribute to elementary OS by fixing issues, improving functionality or implementing new features. Learn MoreBitesize Issues
Improve the overall elementary OS ecosystem and earn money by creating great new apps for AppCenter.Publish on AppCenter
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
Our design team tracks “Needs Design” issues in GitHub. These might need further design discussion, wireframes, or deliverable assets.See ‘Needs Design’ Issues
elementary OS uses a system stylesheet written in CSS. It defines how the interface—like buttons, toolbars, and menus—is displayed.View Stylesheet
elementary OS comes with a set of vector icons that are used across all default apps and are made available to third-party apps.Browse Icons