Getting Started With MOTU
One of the best means of contributing to Ubuntu is by helping to package the thousands of different free software applications available. To get involved in this effort, we have the MOTU project (which stands for Masters Of The Universe). This team helps to train new packagers and get everyone up to speed maintaining software in Ubuntu.
Before you get started, you should read how the Ubuntu system works, this will help you get an idea how the different pieces fit together. To read about this, click here. (UbuntuDevelopment/UsingDevelopmentReleases explains how to safely make use of the latest development release for your own development environment)). Definitely do check out UbuntuDevelopment/KnowledgeBase for a good list of in-depth guides, tutorials and guidelines.
While running through the PackagingGuide, you can also ask for help on #ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net.
sign up for firstname.lastname@example.org
When you have produced your new package or produced a package that fixes a bug, read about the Sponsorship Process.
- If you don't have a blog yet, create one and blog about your progress as a MOTU.
We have generated a "cheat sheet" called a Playbook that you can print out and use to remind you how the process works. playbook.pdf