Ubuntu Studio


Want to contribute to Ubuntu Studio? – Go right ahead! Ubuntu Studio is created by volunteers just like you. You don’t need to have any particular skills to join us. Just a friendly attitude, time to commit, and willingness to learn. We need people to help in various areas including packaging and testing, documentation, social media management, etc…

Common Info

The two main hubs for Ubuntu Studio development are the #ubuntustudio-devel IRC channel on irc.freenode.net, and the developer mailing list. Subscribe to the mailing list, drop by on IRC – introduce yourself, and don’t hesitate to ask questions!

You can join the IRC channel directly using webchat, but you will soon want to use a dedicated client. More information on IRC usage, along with further useful channels, can be found at the community wiki.

For most of the ways to contribute, you will need a Launchpad account.


For a software to be part of the Ubuntu Studio, it needs to be a package that is available in the repositories of either Debian or Ubuntu. While some familiarity with command line and building software can help, you don’t need to have prior experience.


Helping out with testing is one of the best ways to start contributing. A lot of the testing before a new version of the distribution is released can be done using a virtual machine, thus even if you cannot dedicate a partition, you can still help!


Are you a technical writer, or wiki contributor, or simply good at writing in clear and concise manner? The Ubuntu Studio website and wiki can always use more contributors to help us keep content up to date. Maintenance of these resources is important to the users and developers alike.


Do you use Ubuntu Studio in your professional work, are you an instructor using it in a classroom setting, or are you a hobbyist who wants to share cool techniques? There can never be too many tutorials and teaching materials, whether in text form or videos or even exercises. We are especially looking for workflow tutorials that combine various tools available within the distribution, but other more specific tutorials are also welcome!

Creative Work

Do you have art, music, videos, game, interactive art, or something else creative that you made using Ubuntu Studio? We are always looking out for works to feature and showcase that were created using the distribution. We also have contests and open calls for wallpapers and similar assets to use as part of it.