… was probably written across my face when I first got involved in Ubuntu and contributed my first patch. I wasn’t quite sure if I had followed the right procedure or if anything else was wrong, but luckily I found a lot of very friendly people who helped me out and got my contribution in.
That was almost 8 years ago. Today it’s a lot easier. There is good documentation, there are more consistent processes and better tools.
If you have pondered getting involved for a while, I’d like to invite you to check out our Bug fixing initiative. We singled out a number of issues in Ubuntu which we feel are appropriate to whetting your appetite and sorted them, so the most easy tasks are at the top.
Let us know how this works for you and ask all the questions you might run into on #ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net.