Support

Please first read the docs, the existing issue tracker issues and mailing list posts -- a lot of stuff is already documented / explained / discussed / filed there.

Issue Tracker

If you've found a bug or have a concrete feature request, please create a new ticket on the project's issue tracker.

For more general questions or discussions, IRC or mailing list are preferred.

Chat (IRC)

Join us on channel #borgbackup on chat.freenode.net.

As usual on IRC, just ask or tell directly and then patiently wait for replies. Stay connected.

You could use the following link (after connecting, you can change the random nickname you get by typing "/nick mydesirednickname"):

http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=%23borgbackup&uio=MTY9dHJ1ZSY5PXRydWUa8

Mailing list

To find out about the mailing list, its topic, how to subscribe, how to unsubscribe and where you can find the archives of the list, see the mailing list homepage.

Twitter

Follow @borgbackup for announcements. You can also add @borgbackup if you would like to get retweeted for a borg related tweet.

Please understand that Twitter is not suitable for longer / more complex discussions - use one of the other channels for that.

Bounties and Fundraisers

We use BountySource to allow monetary contributions to the project and the developers, who push it forward.

There, you can give general funds to the borgbackup members (the developers will then spend the funds as they deem fit). If you do not have some specific bounty (see below), you can use this as a general way to say "Thank You!" and support the software / project you like.

If you want to encourage developers to fix some specific issue or implement some specific feature suggestion, you can post a new bounty or back an existing one (they always refer to an issue in our issue tracker).

As a developer, you can become a Bounty Hunter and win bounties (earn money) by contributing to Borg, a free and open source software project.

We might also use BountySource to fund raise for some bigger goals.