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I want to fix a bug. Where do I start?

Although I am not a professional programmer, I have written a program or two. Yet, nowadays every engineer and scientist learns to program a bit as well, and as such I am used to writing programs in ...
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I am looking for a small (Ubuntu) open-source-project for which I can code

I have basic C and C++ programming skills as well as a little bit experience with gtkmm and Linux-programming in general (not to forget I have lots of spare time). I want to participate in an Ubuntu ...
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What has Ubuntu contributed to the Linux Kernel?

This question is similar to this one: What unique enhancements and features has Ubuntu brought to the Linux Community but in this case it is directed towards what has Ubuntu contributed to the ...
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How do I organize an Ubuntu party or get together?

I would like organize some Ubuntu party with my school, but how to improve Ubuntu with our time? (easily)
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How can I read man pages in my native language?

How can I read man pages in my mother tongue? I'd also like to contribute some translations. Where should I go? Is there a community supported by Canonical?
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If I've signed the Canonical Contributors agreement, do I have to sign the new Harmony Agreement?

The contributors agreement has changed to a broad license harmony agreement. Do I need to resign the new agreement or is it automatic. Does anything prevent me from signing the new agreement and using ...
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How can I contribute to the LibreOffice dictionary?

I always add words to my LibreOffice dictionary (standard.dic), but I would love to make those words available to other users by contributing to the project's dictionaries. Is there a way LibreOffice ...
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Guidelines for documenting your contributions to the Ubuntu project

I'm looking for some guidance on how to keep track of the contributions I make to the project so I can present them as evidence when I eventually apply for Ubuntu membership. When I was listening to ...
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Where can I suggest spell check improvements?

I've been surprised by some of the words that applications in Ubuntu think deserve a red underline. How can I contribute to Ubuntu to by improving the spell checking in its applications?
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Will I be able to contribute to Ubuntu in the future through other services in addition to PayPal?

Now on Desktop Contribute Page, I can donate only using PayPal. Will I be able to donate in the future, using, for example, VISA credit card?
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Can we have broken software removed from the Software Center?

The Ubuntu Software Center does a fantastic job of inviting new users to explore and try out the software in Ubuntu's repositories. I don't have much experience with it but recently decided to give it ...
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Contributing to the package or the upstream branch?

While learning about Ubuntu development & packaging, there's one part that's not quite clear to me. So, let's say we're in the middle of active development (e.g. Raring) before feature freeze and ...
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How can I contribute a keyboard layout (IPA) to ubuntu?

I have a launchpad account, but I've never contributed any code to Ubuntu before. I'd like to contribute an IPA keyboard layout, since it seems there isn't one already, and there should be. The ...
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How can a web developer contribute to Ubuntu?

I've done web development for the past ten years, and have used Ubuntu for my operating system for the past five. I feel like my design and development skills could be useful, but don't know how I can ...
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How can I contribute to Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I contribute to Ubuntu? I'm a noob, but I want to help, I want to be apart of Ubuntu. What can I do to learn, or help with the development of Ubuntu 12.04?
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How can I contribute without using PayPal? [duplicate]

I'd like to contribute to Ubuntu development, but after PayPal's questionable behavior with ProtonMail crowdsourcing I'd like to avoid using them. Are there other ways to share? BitCoin? Check?
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Is there a way to automate a dist-upgrade at boot time?

I run a bleeding-edge VM as bug reporting is about the only 'give back' activity that I have time to do. I am however getting sick of things (understandably) crashing, only to be told 'Nope, we ...
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What are some Ubuntu projects to contribute?

I decided to take part upon developing Ubuntu applications although I am having trouble finding projects to contribute in C, C++, C# and Java at Launchpad (not necessarily Launchpad alone). Can you ...
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How can I suggest ideas to the “Ubuntu for phones” project?

Are feature requests and ideas welcome? To whom should I address them to?
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A quick question on fixing bugs in repository software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to fix a bug. Where do I start? I want to start getting involved in contributing to ubuntu. I have found a bug in the eclipse package and know how to fix it, so I ...
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What can I do to help make Ubuntu better for iMac users?

When I installed Ubuntu on my workplace's aluminum iMac (2012), I realized it was far from working. Things that were broken included: graphics sound (through the headphone jack) input (the Apple ...
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How to contribute binary .debs for others?

I routinely work with Armhf devices, however not all the packages I use exist in a form that apt-get can easily install. Therefore I spend a lot of time compiling from source packages that exist on ...
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How to contribute to Ubuntu Desktop Environment UI, Unity as a Designer? [duplicate]

How to contribute to Ubuntu Desktop Environment UI, Unity as a Designer? Can my ideas be considered?
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Translating Apps

Firstly, I've got to (openly) express what I think about this community, and the Ubuntu project in general: it's simply great ;) Good job! I'd therefore like to contribute the Ubuntu Community. I only ...
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How to work for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am very much impressed by Ubuntu. I want to work for it but I know only C language. Can somebody guide me on how to work for Ubuntu. thanks for your reply I don't want to learn any other ...
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Can I contribute my compiled software to the repos

So far I have seen many packages in the Ubuntu repository (e.g. Eclipse) which are old, so I have to compile and install it manually. So I wondered if I could contribute to Ubuntu and help to update ...