OpenVZ is open source software, and if you like it, the best thing you can do is help the project. There are many ways that you can contribute. Whether you are a normal user, a geek, or a hardcore developer, the one and most important thing you can do is to actually use OpenVZ.
The list below explains some of the ways that you can contribute.
If you want to become an OpenVZ developer, please subscribe to the devel mailing list and do one of the following:
- Submit good bug reports.
- Help us to reproduce old bugs on latest OpenVZ versions.
- Participate in testing of new versions of OpenVZ/Virtuozzo components and give us feedback about changes. Information required to testing is in QA section.
- Correct spelling and grammar mistakes in the documentation.
- Take a look at QA wishlist
- Help write good documentation.
- Help maintain the wiki.
- Send us corrections/additions to the existing manuals.
- Write your own guide or HOWTO, or help to expand stub articles.
- Translate the documentation into another language.
- Proofread existing documentation, follow the examples, and make corrections.
- Create screencasts, demo video, screenshots, and graphics for the documentation.
- Expand the of technical terms (so non-geeks can understand).
- Be polite when reporting bugs or asking for new features; after all, the developers have no obligation to do it.
- Express your appreciation to developers (through e-mail, bug reports, and IRC).
- Give the project or a developer a donation/gift (many of us have wish lists for this).
- Participate in the mailing lists, IRC channel, forums, if you know some the answer to a question asked, feel free to share it with others.
- Contribute to (or start) an online support group.
- Write HOWTOs and post them in the Tutorials and Howtos or your own blog.
- Setup a public OpenVZ mirror.
- Contribute new OS templates.