The Apache Software Foundation
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In this section we’ll help you take your first steps as an open source developer in one of our many Apache project communities. As an all-volunteer run organization, Apache and the many Apache projects rely on people like you stepping up to help out.
- Where do I start? - a guide to your first engagement with an Apache project
- How should I behave? - etiquette and codes of conduct at Apache
- What can I work on? - suggested tasks you can start working on today
- Mentoring Programme - an introduction to our mentoring programme
- Newbie FAQ - some commonly asked questions (and their answers)
- How many projects are at Apache? - we have a LOT of different project communities!
- Just show me the code! - site index of technical questions (where’s SVN, how to log in, etc.)
The more you give the more you get out.
It’s natural to assume that, as a newcomer, you have little to offer the ASF. However, you will be surprised at how much you can help, even now.
Since we aim to be a place for newcomers to learn about the ASF as a whole and you are (probably) a newcomer, any feedback you can give or unanswered questions you can ask us here will help us improve what we offer to those who come after you. Our etiquette tips can help you write emails that will get some answers.
You can provide feedback on this website and ask questions about anything Apache by subscribing to our mailing list. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once subscribed you can send your questions or feedback to email@example.com.