Contributor Guide

Everything that we make is 100% open source and developed collaboratively by people from all over the world. Even if you're not a programmer, you can get involved and make a difference.

Looking for documentation on creating your own apps? See Developer Documentation instead.


elementary OS is created and used by people from all around the World; help us make the experience even better by translating it into more languages. Both elementary OS and our website are openly translated using an online platform called Weblate


Our desktop environment and all its apps are built using Vala, Gtk, Granite, and a number of other open libraries. We host all of our code and do all development openly on GitHub.


We release updates every month with new features and bug fixes based on the feedback that is reported to us on GitHub. Report Issues, request features, and start discussions directly with the developers and designers that make elementary OS

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