Projects looking for contributors

We have several projects that need contributors:

  • spot: we are running a meta search engine that was forked from SearX. We still need to improve the UI/UX, but more particularly we need to improve its speed. The reason for its slow speed is probably due to sequential sub-calls (to real search engines), instead of parallel calls. The cache feature we have added also probably needs some love, and we could implement other techniques we have in mind. If you know python well, please get in touch about this project if you have any questions and/or commit code suggestions!

  • /e/ TWRP: we’d like to have a customized version of TWRP to make the system update UX smoother. C/Android programmer here! You can contribute to and/or test what has been started here.

  • OpenCamera: some issues have been detected on some devices, probably related to some hardware drivers/firmwares. For instance, Open Camera is randomly crashing on LeEco Le2 and probably other devices, depending on some settings. Also, we’d like to have the best ever open source camera application in term of usability and picture result. If interested in this project please contact us, and we will start a fork (+ contribute upstream).

  • Infrastructure: we’re deploying many services and servers for /e/ online services. We need motivated people who know how to deploy various web services, database, security, can use and set up docker, and know about continuous integration directly from GitLab projects. Linux sysadmins welcome!

  • Role Based Access Control / SELinux specialist: we’re seeking people who know well SELinux and access controls in a Linux operating system, and know how to implement. Contact us!

  • ROM developer/maintainer for Mediatek chipsets: we see an opportunity to have /e/ running on Mediatek (MTK) chipsets. If you are interested in working on this, please contact us.

  • personal assistant: this is going to be a key project for /e/: we need a personal assistant that respects your privacy. The project has not really been started but we have some ideas and a general roadmap. We need ASR specialists, conversationnal models specialists, AI specialists (deep learning/neural networks). If interested in joining, please contact us about it.

Is it paid?

Projects here are open source projects and we know that many people value a lot voluntary contributions to open source projects, in the benefit of all.
However, if you think, as a specialist, that the project will require a huge amount of work and that you are ready to make it within a limited timeframe, we can consider a bounty or a paid-project. Please contact us.

How to contact us?

Please contact @join or send an email to, with a clear subject line (like: ROM Developer Mediatek).
Tell us why you are interested in participating, how are your skill related to this project, and any other useful information.

Source: /e/ Gitlab


Hi have you looked at using mycroft for the assistant? It’s free software, just had a successful funding drive and I understand they are releasing the server side code shortly wich meane e could run it as a service. They are working on a Android app atm so maybe more streamlined to work with them on it.

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If they are open source we should probably consider what they are doing.

Thank you for your suggestion!



Hi, yes, they are open source and have a good community too. Also because they have hardware, it would make the e-phones part of a bigger infrastructure, like Google home assistant. they already have bridges to Philips hue and similar built. Let me know if you need any more info.

Leon for personal assistant?


Interesting, thank you!