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-====== Contributing to EtherBoot ​======+====== Contributing to the Etherboot Project ​======
  
-Etherboot is a volunteer project ​done in spare time. Many kind people have contributed in various ways, see the [[http://​etherboot.org/​doc/​html/​userman/​acknowledgements.html|acknowledgement list]]. You can help in various ways: +Etherboot is a volunteer project. Many kind people have contributed in various ways, see the [[acknowledgements]]. You can help in various ways:
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-  *Improve the documentation. Send me the changes if you feel something is missing or can be improved. +
-  *Enter hardware compatibility information into the [[http://​etherboot.org/​doc/​html/​documentation.html#​NICdb|NIC database]]. +
-  *Try different variations on configurations and software. Send me the documentation or a link to your Web page when you have succeeded, of course. Here is a [[http://​www.etherboot.org/​todo.html|list]] of things that have been suggested if you want some ideas. +
-  *Spread the word about netbooting wherever you see a situation which could use the technique. +
-  *Write articles about your experiences with applications of netbooting for conferences,​ journals or e-zines. +
-  *Contribute any related software which can be put into ''​contrib/''​. +
-  *Write drivers for more cards. See the [[http://​etherboot.org/​doc/​html/​devman/​t1.html|Developers Manual]] for instructions. +
-  *Offer to make EPROMs for people needing them+
  
 +  * Improve the documentation. Edit the wiki or send us changes if you feel something is missing or can be improved.
 +  * Try different variations on configurations and software. Send us the documentation or a link to your Web page when you have succeeded, of course.
 +  * Spread the word about network booting wherever you see a situation which could use the technique.
 +  * Write articles about your experiences with applications of netbooting for conferences,​ journals or e-zines.
 +  * Contribute any related software which can be put into ''​contrib/''​.
 +  * Write drivers for more cards. See the [[http://​etherboot.org/​wiki/​dev/​netdriverapi|here]] and [[http://​etherboot.org/​wiki/​soc/​2008/​mdeck/​notes/​gpxe_driver_api|here]] for API documentation. r8169.c is a good example driver
 +  * Offer to make EPROMs for people needing them
 +  * Help us close some open tickets in the [[http://​support.etherboot.org/​|bugtracker]]
 +  * Develop useful features and submit patches to the developers'​ mailing list. It will certainly help to be familiar with [[http://​www.etherboot.org/​wiki/​staging|Staging]] to understand the review and merge process.

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