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The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.

The project is controlled by its community and relies on the contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators, usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds.

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The openSUSE community is guided by a common philosophy and organized into many teams that concentrate on different areas of interest within the project.

  • The openSUSE Guiding principles describe the philosophy that guides openSUSE in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies or people.
  • The openSUSE Board is the guardian of the Guiding Principles. They provide guidance, document decisions and act as a central point of contact, within the community and between the Project's sponsors, including Novell.
  • openSUSE Members are acknowledged contributors who have brought a continued and substantial contribution to the project. They elect the openSUSE Board and can give their vote on other matters.
  • There are numerous other Teams that lead different areas of the project. Each of the teams has their own way of working together. Check out their pages to understand how.



  • People of openSUSE is a series of interviews which aims to make the people behind the openSUSE project visible. If you, for example, always wanted to know what motivates a specific contributer to participate, what s/he thinks about the future of the openSUSE project, and whether they turn off their computer during a thunderstorm (and other non-openSUSE related facts) - go read the interviews.
  • Planet openSUSE is an insight into the lives of members of the SUSE community, both the openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise communities. Discover what they're working on and what makes them tick.
  • You can find openSUSE people near you own location on our openSUSE map.
  • Watch some video recordings of events and talks all around the world on openSUSE Tube
  • openSUSE specific screenshots, wallpapers and more are shared on SUSE Art
  • Photos from events and other gatherings are tagged with opensuse on flickr



  • The openSUSE Conference is the annual conference of the openSUSE project. All contributors and interested people are invited to gather there and have a lot of fun.
  • Hackweek is an event where openSUSE developers hack one week on projects they are interested in. Previous Hack Weeks have generated projects like Tasque, Giver, Debian package support in the openSUSE Build Service, and much more.
  • The openSUSE project participates in a lot of other events all over the world. Check the event category to find out more.

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