Thank you for taking the time to contribute! There are several areas where you can help: code, UX, bugs, talking about the DevTools, etc…
We strive for collaboration with mutual respect for each other. Mozilla also has a set of participation guidelines which goes into greater detail specific to Mozilla employees and contributors.
Please read the two links above before getting involved. Contributions that don’t abide by the code of conduct and participation guidelines will be rejected.
Whether you’re an external contributor or a Mozilla employee, the process to get your code into the repository is essentially the same:
If you’re more interested in user experience (think: wireframes, workflows, navigations… and not necessarily implementation details), please have a look at the UX repository—our friendly designers will be more than happy to welcome you onboard. You can also have a look at the issues they are considering right now, to get an idea of how it works.
Not less importantly, we also love when people file bugs. They help us a lot and are very valuable (specially when they come with reproducible steps, e.g. in the case of crashes or malfunctions). Here is a short guide on how to file good bugs if you’ve never done it before (or if you need a reminder).
Another thing that is super valuable is reproducing bugs (to validate they’re happening in more than one environment), and also completing bugs, i.e. ensuring the bug has steps to reproduce, a test case, etc, as mentioned on the guide. This saves time for the person(s) who will work on the bug, as then they can jump straight to fixing or implementing whatever is needed, instead of doing research work. If you can do any of these for a given bug, add a comment with the additional data that you found out.
Likewise, if you think that a bug is solved, because you can’t reproduce it and doesn’t happen any more, this is also useful to know. We can always do with closing more bugs, so please leave a comment detailing as much information as you can provide 😀
We really love when people talk about our work. Be it in a blog post, or in your favourite social media network, or user group, conference, you name it! We’d love to read/watch your article/talk, so please get in touch if you do.
Answering other people’s questions in our Discourse forum or developer mailing list is also helpful.
The above is not a comprehensive list; if you think you can help some other way that is not here, feel free to do it!
Whatever you choose to do, thank you so much for helping us ❤️