Ubuntu Studio is a free and open source operating system, and an official flavor of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Studio is the most widely used multimedia-orientated operating system in the world. It comes preinstalled with a selection of the most common free multimedia applications available, and is configured for best performance for various purposes: Audio, Graphics, Video, Photography and Publishing.
Ubuntu Studio is a community effort, created by volunteers, targeted towards all skill levels, from beginner to pro, and aims to be easy to install and easy to use, as well as provide all the tools necessary for any type of media content creation.
We aim to be a multimedia-oriented operating system configured to work out-of-the-box for multimedia applications, and to be especially easy-to-use for the complex processes required by professional audio production while still being a good all-in-one studio for various creative types.
The two main hubs for Ubuntu Studio development are the #ubuntustudio-devel IRC channel on irc.freenode.net, and the developer mailing list. Subscribe to the mailing list, drop by on IRC – introduce yourself, and don’t hesitate to ask questions!
You can join the IRC channel directly using webchat, but you will soon want to use a dedicated client. More information on IRC usage, along with further useful channels, can be found at the community wiki.
For most of the ways to contribute, you will need a Launchpad account.