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Author: Victor Boctor
One of the greatest ways to contribute to Mantis is to contribute your talent and time. For Mantis to keep growing we need such support in all areas related to the software development cycle. This includes: business analysts, developers, web designers, graphics designers, technical writers, globalization developers, translators, testers, super users, packagers and active users. If you would like to contribute in any of these capacities please contact vboctor -at- users -dot- sourceforge -dot- net.
It feels great when we get feedback from the user community about how Mantis had a positive effect on their personal experience, made them more productive, and benefited their organization. A lot of the feedback I get is via email, some on mailing lists, and some on forums. I would encourage such users to blog about it, write their story in the Mantis Success Stories, tell their friends about Mantis, and recommend Mantis to other organizations. Mantis is driven by it's community, the greater the community, the greater the ideas, the greater of a product it becomes.
If you have a blog, then blog about Mantis, review it's features and help us spread the word.
<a href="http://www.mantisbt.org/" title="Free Web Based Bug Tracker"><img src="images/mantis_logo_button.gif" width="88" height="35" border="0" alt="Mantis Bug Tracker"></a>
If you have a product that can be integrates with Mantis to provide a value for Mantis users, that would be a great place to contribute and benefit both your project's community and the Mantis community. A great examples in this area are integrations with content management systems (e.g. *Nuke, Xoops), project management (PHPProjekt), and TestLink for Test Management. Mantis can easily be integrates with projects in any programming language whether it is hosted on the same webserver or anywhere else in the world. This can be achieved through it's MantisConnect PHP webservice which is built on top of the Mantis API. MantisConnect also comes with client libraries and samples in languages like PHP, .NET, Java and Cocoa.
Join the Users Directory by going to it and click Submit. While entering your company or project details you will be able to write up a testimonial about Mantis which will then be included in the Testimonials page.
Use the PayPal donate buttons that you will see around the website. For example, see the footer of the Wiki pages or under the left side menu of the website home page. You can donate using your credit card even if you don't have a PayPal account. Donations is a very easy way for the Mantis community to give back to Mantis. The donations can be as small or as big as you or your organization want it to be.
Mantis Sponsors are organizations that have realized the benefit brought to their business by using Mantis and would like to protect such investment and always push it forward via sponsorship. Please take a moment to visit our sponsors page and contact me for further information. If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact vboctor -at- users -dot- sourceforge -dot- net.
The Mantis Job Board allows the Mantis community to post their open positions on the Mantis website. This gives access to a huge community of developers, IT administrators, project managers, QA engineers and others. There is no limit with regards to the kind of jobs to be posted: part time, full time, consulting, contracting, etc. The jobs can but do not have to be Mantis related.
The cost for posting a job is $30/month. That is $1 per day. So get a good value to market your open position and at the same time support the Mantis development effort.
Coming Soon - Soon Mantis will offer companies the ability to advertise on Mantis website via Banner Ads. At the moment Mantis website receives around 400,000 hits per month. That is about 13,500 hits per day! This provides our advertisers with great exposure. If you would like to express your interest in advertising please contact vboctor -at- users -dot- sourceforge -dot- net.
If your company offers a product that would be useful in the Mantis development (including documentation, graphics design, web design, internet services, SEO, etc) or a product that would be useful for the team as a personal tool and you would like to donate licenses of such product, please contact vboctor -at- users -dot- sourceforge -dot- net.