The ownCloud Community

ownCloud is created and supported by a passionate community of users and developers from around the world. See how you can join today!

You can join this community and help make ownCloud an amazing and easy to use product that meets the needs of its users. First, let’s dispel the common myth that only geeks can contribute to ownCloud. That’s just not true!

Whatever your skill set, there are lots of ways that you can make yourself useful. And remember: contributing to ownCloud opens doors. You’ll get at least as much out of it as you put in, and the more you are involved, the more opportunities that come along. Karma rocks!

Be a valued member

ownCloud is built from the contributions of numerous people and organizations around the world. Our community is extremely diverse, with people from many different backgrounds, with many different motivations. These short and friendly guidelines aim to help people to get involved with our community, understand how we work together, and what we expect of each other.

Attend our events

There are multiple events over the year where you can meet the ownCloud team in person. If you are interested in Hackweeks, Conferences, Tradeshows and many more have a look at our events page.

How to get started

The ownCloud community is open and welcoming, and always looking for fresh ideas and new approaches. That said, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to get started by defining common opportunities for new contributors.

We can broadly categorize all opportunities for engagement into the following items:



ownCloud is used all over the world and in many different languages. If you speak more than one tongue, you are able to help out by translating ownCloud and its documentation into your own language.

Learn more about Translation »

Spread the Word

Talk about ownCloud. On your blog or at a face to face. Meet other ownClouders on local meetups or worldwide conferences. Tweet about it or share your know-how on YouTube. There is always need for word of mouth.

See how you can spread the word »


Share your knowlegde about ownCloud and make it easy accessible for anyone. No matter if you think about written documentation for server, client, mobile apps. Any written, audio or video reference is helpful.

Find out how you can help »


You know all hints on running owncloud, are familiar with different base systems like linux distributions, webservers, php versions, etc.? You might want to share your knowledge in our user forum.

Join the community now »


The design group is focused on designing and developing the user interface. It’s a home for designers and UXers alike. There are regular discussions about mockups, design, and user testing.

Learn more about ownCloud design »


Write an ownCloud App, or improve ownCloud server, desktop or mobile clients. You can easily find issues in github or work on improvements and new features.

See how you can help »

Thank you, community!

We value all contributions. ownCloud is an amazing collaborative effort and we want to thank everyone that has participated so far. ownCloud wouldn’t be where it is today without the amazing contributions of many different people and organisations around the world. Thank you!



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