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The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, as well as a variety of tools, such as OBS, OpenQA, Kiwi, YaST, OSEM, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.

The project is controlled by its community and relies on the contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators, usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds.

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The openSUSE community is guided by a common philosophy and organized into many teams that concentrate on different areas of interest within the project.

  • The openSUSE Guiding principles describe the philosophy that guides openSUSE in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies or people.
  • The openSUSE Board is the guardian of the Guiding Principles. They provide guidance, document decisions and act as a central point of contact within the community and between the Project's sponsors.
  • openSUSE Members are acknowledged contributors who have brought a continued and substantial contribution to the project. They elect the openSUSE Board and can give their vote on other matters.
  • There are numerous other Teams that lead different areas of the project. Each of the teams has their own way of working together. Check out their pages to understand how.
  • Join the openSUSE community as a contributor! Find more about how to participate in openSUSE and make a difference in a Free Software project.
  • The openSUSE community talks and communicates on openSUSE Connect, our own social media tool.



  • Stay up to date with openSUSE News provided by the News team.
  • Follow openSUSE on Twitter, Facebook or Google+, maintained by our Social media contacts.
  • Visit Planet openSUSE for an insight into the lives of members of the SUSE community, both the openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise communities. Discover what they are working on and what makes them tick.
  • Find openSUSE people near your own location on our openSUSE map.
  • Watch some video recordings of events and talks all around the world on openSUSE Tube
  • openSUSE specific screenshots, wallpapers and more are shared on Flickr



  • The openSUSE Conference is the annual conference of the openSUSE project. All contributors and interested people are invited to gather there and have a lot of fun.
  • Hackweek is an event where openSUSE developers hack one week on projects they are interested in. Previous Hack Weeks have generated projects like Tasque, Giver, Debian package support in the openSUSE Build Service, and much more.
  • The openSUSE project participates in a lot of other events all over the world. Check the event category to find out more.

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