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There are several ways how you can help[edit]

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Intermediate Improve the Documentation / Edit the Kicksecure Wiki | Wikipedia | Backup Kicksecure
Development Just Start | Maintain a Component | Contributor | General | Release Manager | Audit Documentation Changes | Audit Kicksecure
User Support User Support
Legal Legal Consulting

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Easy / Anyone[edit]

Feel free to do any or all of the following - any help is most welcome. When contributing, always consider your own protection and safety as the first priority, particularly if you are at risk.

Vote[edit]

None yet.

Review[edit]

None yet.

Spread Awareness[edit]

Tell your friends, family and acquaintances about Kicksecure. Post Kicksecure newsarchive.org on your website, blog or social media.

Follow Kicksecure[edit]

Follow one or more of the following sources: [1]

Wikipedia Editing[edit]

Please help to improve Kicksecure Wikipedia Pagearchive.org (English). See the feedback threadarchive.org for further information. Or if you speak German, help to keep Kicksecure German Wikipedia Pagearchive.org up-to-date.

Testing[edit]

Kicksecure needs more people to test new Kicksecure features, bug fixes and so on.

See: How to Backup Kicksecure for further details.

Screenshots[edit]

Kicksecure requires more recent and awesome Screenshots. Donate them to Kicksecure or release them into the public domainarchive.org.

Videos[edit]

We need more Kicksecure Videos, particularly in languages other than English. They can be demonstration videos, promotional videos, conceptual videos or tutorials. Donate them to Kicksecure or release them into the public domainarchive.org. We also have a video script waiting to be produced - please get in contact for further details.

Social Media / Marketing[edit]

Although social media platforms erode privacy goals by collecting a lot of user data, we believe they are important venues for marketing and communication in the modern era.

If you are willing to help or to maintain Kicksecure Twitter, YouTube or identic.ca accounts or Facebook page, please get in contact.

Development[edit]

Follow Kicksecure Development[edit]

  • Join the Kicksecure Development Forumarchive.org
    • The forums offers fine-tuned options to subscribe by e-mail. There is on the right side a symbol o.
    • (Edit | New Topic | o)
      • Watching - You will automatically watch all topics in these categories. You will be notified of every new post in every topic, and a count of new replies will be shown.
      • Tracking - - You will automatically track all topics in these categories. You will be notified if someone mentions your @name or replies to you, and a count of new replies will be shown.
      • Watching - First Post You will only be notified of the first post in each new topic in these categories.
      • Normal - You will be notified if someone mentions your @name or replies to you.
      • Muted - You will never be notified of anything about new topics in these categories, and they will not appear in latest.
    • You can subscribe via RSS (Latest Postsarchive.org);
      • any URL of the forum can be turned into a feed by adding .rss or .json at the end.

Just Start[edit]

Development[edit]

Just start working on any of these TODOarchive.org Tickets.

One example ticket: Screen Locker (In)Security - Can we disable these at least 4 backdoors?archive.org

Documentation[edit]

Want to improve Kicksecure wiki, this or any wiki page? Help is welcome and volunteer contributions are happily considered!

Short summary: Anyone can edit the Kicksecure wiki.

Edits are possible with or without account at time of writing.

1. Any huge modification should be discussed in Kicksecure forums beforehand. Smaller changes (such as fixing links, typos, grammars and small enhancements) do not require prior discussion. It is recommended to start with small changes first before taking on major rewrites.

2. There are [[Edit]] buttons next to every wiki chapter.

3. Press the [[Edit]] button.

4. Expand/improve the text or fix links, typos or grammar.

5. Optional: Press the Show preview button.

6. Optional: Press the Show changes button.

7. Further modify the text if required.

8. Save changes.

9. Done. The wiki edit is complete.

10. Wait for moderation to confirm the edit. Should there be any issues, post in Kicksecure forums.

Conditions:

Contributor List[edit]

Table: Components looking for dedicated contributor.

AppArmor Profiles
Automated Test Suite [2]
Live DVD
Live USB
msgdispatcher_dispatch_xarchive.org
sclockadj2
sdwdate
sdwdate-gui
Kicksecure Server Version
Upgrading Kicksecure Packages from Source Code
Verifiable Builds
Kicksecure Welcome Pagearchive.org

Contributor Responsibilities[edit]

The tasks of a contributor include:

  • Answering questions in the forums.
  • Keeping the wiki up-to-date.
  • Testing of installation, build and upgrade instructions.
  • Following the issue tracker, squashing bugs and perhaps implementing new features relating to the maintained component.
  • Otherwise self-initiated (guess) work and taking care of the component in question.

This is a volunteer position.

Package Contributor[edit]

Kicksecure provides a lot of Debian packages; see Overviewarchive.org for further information. Due to limited Kicksecure contributors resources, only a few packages are supported on Debian hosts. A lot of these packages are untested and unmaintained in any other Linux distribution.

Would you be interested in maintaining one or more packages for use beyond Kicksecure? For example, in Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora or other distributions? Maintenance requirements would involve keeping up with code changes and releases, testing if these packages work outside of Kicksecure, eventually reporting bugs or adding new features, and answering user support requests.

If interested, ambitious package contributors could even seek to have one or more Kicksecure packages accepted into a mainstream Linux distribution.

This is a volunteer position.

General Tasks[edit]

People with skills and interest in the following areas would also help:

  • Good knowledge of Linux networking and nftables.
  • AppArmor profile creation and testing of new AppArmor profiles for improved security.
  • #!/bin/bash
  • Programming languages like Python, Rust, C++, and others.
  • Registration at our issue tracker.
  • Participation in the development forumarchive.org; consider hitting the "notify" button to subscribe.
  • Discussion participation - login on github and go to https://github.com/Kicksecure/derivative-maker/issuesarchive.org and press "watch" for notifications about Kicksecure github issues (this is an old issue tracker and less important).

Release Manager[edit]

If you are willing to have your real name connected to the Kicksecure project and Tor, please continue reading.

Depending on your interests, your tasks could include:

  • Building Kicksecure .ova images:
    • Creating stable releases.
    • Creating stable hotfix releases.
    • Creating assorted other builds. [3]
  • Building Kicksecure .libvirt images.
  • Reporting bugs when builds fail.
  • Signing and uploading releases.
  • Updating the download page.
  • Posting to the blog or mailing lists.
  • Fixing simple build documentation.
  • Dev/Redistribution
  • Testing. [4]

This is a volunteer position.

Audit Documentation Changes[edit]

Keep abreast of our wiki changes (rssarchive.org Kicksecure wiki recent changes rss).

Audit Kicksecure[edit]

Audit Kicksecure security.

User Support[edit]

  • Join the Kicksecure User Forumarchive.org.
    • The forums offers fine-tuned options to subscribe by e-mail. In each category
    • there is on the right side a symbol o.
    • (Edit | New Topic | o)
      • Watching - You will automatically watch all topics in these categories. You will be notified of every new post in every topic, and a count of new replies will be shown.
      • Tracking - - You will automatically track all topics in these categories. You will be notified if someone mentions your @name or replies to you, and a count of new replies will be shown.
      • Watching - First Post You will only be notified of the first post in each new topic in these categories.
      • Normal - You will be notified if someone mentions your @name or replies to you.
      • Muted - You will never be notified of anything about new topics in these categories, and they will not appear in latest.
    • You can subscribe via RSS (Latest Postsarchive.org);
      • any URL of the forum can be turned into a feed by adding .rss or .json at the end.

Legal[edit]

Knowledge about laws, and international taxes would be helpful. If you are interested, please e-mail Patrick Schleizer at

License[edit]

The PayPal logo (60px-De-pp-logo-200px.png), the subscribe button (subscribeCC_LG.gif), the buy now button (Btn_buynowCC_LG.gif) and the pixel (pixel.gif) are copyrighted by PayPal.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. First consider the risk of following Kicksecure on social media in your personal circumstances.
  2. Port Tails Test Suitearchive.org to Kicksecure or create a new one from scratch.
      • Creating terminal-only Kicksecure.
      • Creating testers-only releases.
      • Creating Kicksecure-Gnome-Workstation.
      • Creating Kicksecure-LXDE-Workstation.
      • Creating 64-bit builds.
  3. This will be easy and fast as soon as we add a script.

Unfinished: This wiki is a work in progress. Please do not report broken links until this notice is removed, use Search Engines First and contribute improving this wiki.

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