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+ HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE
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+ Imprudence isn't just a project for programmers. No matter your
+ skills (or lack thereof) or how much time you can commit, there's
+ a way for you to be a part of it.
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+ EVERYBODY AND THEIR GRANDMAS
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+ Here are some good ways anybody can help out:
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+ * Let us know what you think needs to be improved about the SL
+ Viewer.
+
+ * Participate in discussions on the forums or mailing list.
+ (Visit ImprudenceViewer.org for links to both of those.)
+
+ * Try out the Imprudence Viewer (when it's released) and give
+ feedback about it.
+
+ * Watch a friend, family member, or co-worker to try SL for the
+ first time, and take notes about the things they find difficult
+ or confusing.
+
+ * Blog about the latest Imprudence news and developments (either
+ on the ImprudenceViewer.org blog or your own).
+
+ * Help organize and coordinate other volunteers to keep things
+ running smoothly.
+
+ * Tell a friend and get them involved too!
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+
+ ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, AND UI FREAKS
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+ If you happen to have some graphics skill or an interest in User
+ Interface design, here are some things you could do:
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+ * Work with users to turn their ideas into something people can
+ look at.
+
+ * Make a sketch or Flash mock-up of how some part of the UI
+ should behave, look, or be organized.
+
+ * Offer suggestions and constructive criticism about other
+ people's designs.
+
+ * Create or improve a color scheme or skin for the Viewer.
+
+ * Paint some graphics or icons for a UI-in-progress.
+
+ * Hook up with a programmer and turn your design into a real,
+ working interface!
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+
+ CODE MONKEYS AND TEKKIE-WIKIS
+
+ Of course, there's always plenty for programmers and other
+ tech-savvy people to do:
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+ * Compile a Viewer branch for other people to download and test.
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+ * Try out a patch to make sure it applies cleanly, and make a Git
+ branch so others can easily merge the changes.
+
+ * Clean up or add comments/documentation for part of the source
+ code.
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+ * Fix a bug or optimize a slow piece of code.
+
+ * Work with a designer to bring a UI concept to life!
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+ OTHER REALLY COOL PEOPLE
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+ We're also looking for people who can help with:
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+ * Accessibility. We'd love to make it easier for people with
+ disabilities to have a functional and satisfying SL experience,
+ but we need people with the knowledge and experience to help us
+ identify the biggest hurdles and find solutions.
+
+ * Localization & Translation. Many of the non-English UI
+ translations are awkward or wrong, but only someone who knows
+ the language can make them better. If you are fluent in both
+ English and another tongue, please help us add or improve the
+ translation for your language.
+
+
+ GOT ANOTHER IDEA?
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+ There are many more ways to get involved than we could list here;
+ and there are surely some good ones that you can think of, but that
+ we hadn't! Don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to help
+ out, even if it's not listed here!
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+ CONTACT INFO
+
+ If you’d like to contribute to Imprudence in any way, send an email
+ to jacek.antonelli at gmail or an IM to Jacek Antonelli in-world.

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