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 help to train new packagers and get everyone up to speed maintaining software in Ubuntu.
This guide helps you get started in ["MOTU"] quickly and easy. If you get stuck at any point, see ["MOTU/Contact"] for how to get help.
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, [:UbuntuDevelopment:click here].
You should now read the PackagingGuide and play with the tools described in ["MOTU/Recipes"].
While running through he PackagingGuide, you may want to attend some of the upcoming [:MOTU/Events#Packaging101:Packaging 101] and [:MOTU/Events#QASession:MOTU Q+A] sessions to get help. You can also ask for help on #ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net.
When you have got the hang of a few packages, why not try to [:MOTU/TODO#NewSoftware:Package Something New], [:MOTU/TODO/Bugs:Fix An Existing Bug] or Fix one of our [:MOTU/TODO#WeeklyTasks:Weekly Tasks]?
When you have produced your new package or produced a package that fixes a bug, read about the [:SponsorshipProcess:Sponsorship Process].
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