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How to become a Member
openSUSE is shaped by whomever contributes. If you are involved and want to make even more of a difference, you should become a member. Your involvement will be checked by the openSUSE Membership officials team.
Please note that you don't have to be a member to contribute to openSUSE. It is important that the membership consists of those who help out and add to openSUSE in a wide variety of ways to represent the community as well as possible.
Detailed steps to follow
To apply for an openSUSE membership, head over to Connect and follow those steps:
- login :-)
- mention your contributions in your profile (click on your login in the navigation bar, and then the "Edit profile" button on the left bar; the contributions field is at the end)
- request to join the openSUSE members group (click the "Request membership" button)
Please ensure that you have also joined the openSUSE geekos group to show your support of the Guiding principles. Note that we search for people with a serious commitment as members - if you intend to only be involved for a short time there is little reason to become an openSUSE Member.
Examples of contributions
Contributions include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Code and packaging
- Wiki editing
- Bug reporting and triaging
- Continued user support on any communication medium
- Giving openSUSE Talks/Presentation and/or promoting openSUSE
- Help openSUSE as an Ambassador
Perks of membership
All openSUSE members will:
- Receive an @opensuse.org email address
- Receive an @opensuse/member/username IRC cloak. You need to have your nickname registered for it to work.
- Be encouraged to be syndicated on Planet SUSE
- Be entitled to a Lizards.openSUSE.org blogging account
- Be able to participate in elections and votes of the openSUSE community
- Be an example to the outside world of the openSUSE community
Canceling/Losing your membership status
Maintaining your membership
The openSUSE community is to be governed by those who 'do the work'. From this it follows that openSUSE members are expected to remain active in the community via contributions. Within a 2 year period a member should provide sufficient contributions to the project such that the membership team would accept a membership application based on the contributions. Members that are no longer active in a 2 year time period move to "Emeritus" status and may no longer participate in elections.
To regaining voting privileges, emeritus members need to send an informal request to the membership team and provide information about their recent contributions.
- The complete members list.
- The article "openSUSE Membership Applications…" on some insights on the openSUSE membership process.
- Using lizards.opensuse.org are instructions how to get account and post blog article on a openSUSE blog.
- http://lizards.opensuse.org is actual blog
- Summary of discussion about membership status