Launching the Contributor Invites Program
October 7th, 2019
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new community-building initiative: the Contributor Invites program. "Contributor Invites" are small, approachable tasks that the FreedomBox community needs help with. Members of the FreedomBox core team will post requests for help with coding, design, development, documentation, localization, and testing tasks to the FreedomBox Forum; these tasks will be referred to as “Contributor Invites.”
Most of these tasks are beginner-level — and that is by design. The Contributor Invite program is primarily a community-building effort: its purpose is to offer a gateway into the FreedomBox contributor community. By posting approachable, well-defined tasks to our forum, we hope to make it easier for new contributors to join our community.
The First Contributor Invites
We launch this program with six Contributor Invites in the areas of coding, documentation, localization, and testing. We have ensured that this first set of invites offers an even mix of coding and non-coding tasks because the FreedomBox community relies on coders and non-coders alike.
- Allow disabling password authentication for SSH
- Revise the app page for Cockpit
- Show server fingerprint in SSH page
Click on any of those links to learn more about each Contributor Invite!
Thanks to the FreedomBox core team for conceiving this idea on a recent progress call. Many of our best ideas come from our open, community-led progress calls. We hope that our new contributors will join us on those progress calls very soon. Why not you? Our next call is Saturday, October 12th at 14:00 UTC. Hopefully you can join us!