How You Can Help With EnGarde Development
EnGarde Secure Linux is open source software, and as such we welcome any and all contributions from the open source community. If you'd like to pitch in and help, we suggest starting by subscribing to the engarde-users mailing list where you can discuss your ideas with other EnGarde Secure Linux users and the official development team.

Some areas where your contributions would be especially valued are:

  • Packaging, WebTool and SELinux development, and general hacking

    We are always seeking developers familiar with RPM, Perl/web development, or SELinux policy development. If you are familiar with any of these things or if you'd like to learn (we'd be more than happy to teach you!), and if you have some time to contribute to us, please let us know!

  • Guides, HOWTOs, and additions to the EnGarde Secure Linux Wiki

    Helping us document EnGarde Secure Linux is one of the best ways you can help out. If you are good at writing (in any language) and are willing to learn DocBook please let us know. We are always looking for people to write guides (documents which discuss entire components of EnGarde Secure Linux) and HOWTOs (documents which walk the reader through a specific activity), as are many of our users.

    If you are interested in contributing to the EnGarde Secure Linux Wiki please contact us so we can create you an account.

  • Guardian Digital WebTool Translations

    The EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0 WebTool supports multiple languages. Currently the only language implemented is English but we'd like to have more. If you are fluent in a language other than English and would like to translate the WebTool, let us know and we'll give you all you need to get started.

    Translating the WebTool is very easy -- as easy as editing the language file for each module (as of January 2006 there are about 25 modules).


  • Testing new releases and submitting bug reports to the EnGarde Bug Tracking System

    Guardian Digital releases an update to EnGarde Secure Linux the first Tuesday of each month, and each of these releases need to be thoroughly tested before we can make them publicly available. If you're interested in early access to these releases (the "unstable" branch of EnGarde Secure Linux) and have an extra machine or two you can help us test on, please let us know.

    A couple days before each new release is due out we'll send you an early access ISO image and ask you to test it and open bugs for any issues you find.

    Even if you would not like to be an early access tester you can still help. If you find a bug in EnGarde Secure Linux open a bug in the EnGarde Bug Tracking System so we can fix it!

  • Suggesting of features and applications you'd like to see packaged for use with EnGarde

    One of our goals for EnGarde Secure Linux is to give the users what they want, but we can't do that unless you tell us what you want. If there is a feature you'd like to see in the Guardian Digital WebTool or a package you'd like to see available for EnGarde Secure Linux, please let us know so we can work on getting it done for you.

Remember: no contribution is too small!