There are many ways you can contribute to Tails. No effort is too small and whatever you bring to this community will be appreciated. So read on to find out how you can make a difference in Tails.

Share your experience

Every user can help others or provide developers with useful information.

Donate

Contribute your language skills

Writer

Good writers can make Tails accessible to more people.

Translator

Translators can allow more people around the world to use Tails.

Speaker

Speakers can advocate Tails to all kinds of public.

Contribute your computer skills

Developer or maintainer

Software people with very diverse skills can improve Tails.

System administrator

System administrators can contribute to the infrastructure behind Tails.

Designer

Designers can make Tails easier to use and more appealing.

This section is only in English, because there is currently no way to contribute to Tails if you do not understand English.

Reference documents

Tools for contributors

Release cycle

Relationship with upstream

Collective process

Talk with us

If you want to talk in public with other Tails developers and users:

  • you can subscribe or write to the tails-dev@boum.org mailing-list; any message sent to this list is stored in a public archive, so beware of what your email content and headers reveal about yourself: location, IP address, etc.;
  • you can join our #tails and #tails-dev chatrooms; note: only a few Tails core developers hang out there, so email is preferred for anything that might be of interest for the larger Tails development community;
  • for translation-related matters, you can subscribe or write to the tails-l10n@boum.org mailing-list; any message sent to this list is stored in a public archive, so beware of what your email content and headers reveal about yourself: location, IP address, etc.

For matters that need to be hidden from the public eyes, email the private development mailing list: tails@boum.org; to achieve end-to-end encryption, encrypt such email with our OpenPGP key.