Getting Involved

Our success as a distribution depends upon the success of our community, which is why we would like to invite all those interested in the future of illumos to participate and get involved!

We have many resources from which you can get started, including our Wiki, mailing lists and IRC channel. We have development servers available which can be booked, publicly available IPS development repositories for updating to the latest builds, and Git repositories for checking out the latest source code.

Don’t forget to visit our parent project at!

You will find oi-dev mailing list useful if you want to contribute to OpenIndiana. Feel free to join and get any help you feel you need to work on the project.

So follow one of the links above and jump straight in!


Different types of contributors:

  • Developers
  • Users

Tasks and entry points:

  • Release engineering:
    • Distribution constructor
  • Development
  • Utilities maintenance
    • pkg(5)
  • Packaging
    • oi-userland
  • Documentation
    • Handbook
  • Tutorials
    • Website
  • Translation
  • Artwork