There are many ways you can contribute to Tails. No effort is too small and whatever you bring to this community will be appreciated. So read on to find out how you can make a difference in Tails.

Share your experience

Every user can help others or provide developers with useful information.


Contribute your language skills


Good writers can make Tails accessible to more people.


Translators can allow more people around the world to use Tails.


Speakers can advocate Tails to all kinds of public.

Contribute your computer skills

Developer or maintainer

Software people with very diverse skills can improve Tails.

System administrator

System administrators can contribute to the infrastructure behind Tails.


Designers can make Tails easier to use and more appealing.

This section is only in English, because there is currently no way to contribute to Tails if you do not understand English.

Reference documents

Tools for contributors

Mentors & guidance for new contributors

Once you have found a first Starter task to work on, you might need some guidance.

Here is a list of mentors who can help with specific tasks. Feel free to talk to them if you plan to work on anything related to their field of expertise, for example by assigning them tickets on Redmine or talking to us using the usual communication channels.

  • AppArmor: intrigeri, jvoisin, u
  • Build system (Vagrant, Rake): anonym
  • Debian related work: intrigeri, u
  • Documentation: BitingBird, sajolida
  • Onion Circuits: alan
  • OpenPGP Applet: nodens
  • Persistence setup: intrigeri, kurono
  • Sysadmin: contact
  • Tails Greeter: alan, intrigeri
  • Tails Installer: alan, kurono, u
  • Tails Upgrader: intrigeri
  • Tails Verification: sajolida, anonym
  • Test suite: anonym
  • Thunderbird (Icedove): anonym
  • Tor configuration, time syncing, MAC spoofing: anonym
  • Tor Browser: anonym
  • Usability: sajolida, tchou
  • Unsafe Web Browser: anonym
  • Website: sajolida
  • WhisperBack: alan

Release cycle

Relationship with upstream and derivatives

Collective process

Talk with us

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