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 the HelpAndResources page.
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, [:MOTU/UbuntuDevelopment:click here].
You should now read the PackagingGuide and build your very first Ubuntu package.
While running throught he PackagingGuide, you may want to attend some of the [:MOTU/Events/Packaging101:Packaging 101] and [:MOTU/Events/QA: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/PackageSomethingNew:Package Something New] or [:MOTU/FixAnExistingBug:Fix An Existing Bug]
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 [:MOTU/SponsorshipProcess:Sponsorship Process].