Are you considering helping us push the project forward? Great! Your help would be very much appreciated. Anyone is free to contribute towards and help steer project developments. How integral you become in the community and in what way is entirely up to you.
The community doesn't typically make demands of people but if you need pointers on what needs to be done and how you could be useful then feel free to make contact, introduce yourself and describe what skills you have.
Sign-up for membership of our apertus° Labs - This is important because it works like a forum that is more task/idea oriented, most aspects of project development are discussed there. It has a rich content history of ideas dating back years.
The user interface lists the most recent activity but there are task-specific categories such as AXIOM Beta Hardware, which has sub-categories for things like enclosure and connector tasks, AXIOM Beta Software, or general Brainstorming if you'd like to contribute or discuss ideas.
If you have FPGA related experience and are fluent in VHDL or Verilog, QUEMU and languages PHP or C/C++, then you may want to have a look at the GSoC Workboard as some of these tasks are outstanding and if you'd like to participate you'll find reading and links there. Please also see Mission Briefings for task priorities.
IRC - This is a live chat facility that, despite its shortcomings, has proved to be a reliable central platform for immediate communications.
We also run a web-client IRC portal on apertus.org if you'd like to communicate straight away without installing clients etc. It's like a shout-box and reliability is inconsistent.
A list of IRC commands can be found here, IRC Communications in the main channel are publicly logged here, and previous team meetings are archived here. If you have questions about the camera but work with a commercially sensitive project we'd be happy to set up a meeting inside a private channel for you, if this is something that would interest you please email us.
The English language is generally accepted as default language for communication, however there are regional communities developing around the world. These are administered by APOCs or AXIOM Community Points of Contact. Make contact with your local APOC and find out how your immediate community functions, if there are any events scheduled and if you can assist them in some way.
This is good for getting hands-on experience with the cameras, contributing towards film projects which happen to be using them, accessing equipment, or building your networks - the community is filled with a lot of very helpful and skilled people.
The above map marks countries which presently have an APOC. If there is no APOC administering on behalf of your local community then perhaps this is something you’d like to be considered for, in which case please make contact.
The motto "Many hands make light work" is very much applicable to all aspects of AXIOM project development. If you don't code, shoot video or take photographs, and if you agree with the open source ethos or like what the project represents, there are still things you can do to assist. One important necessity is promotion. All of our current social accounts are listed here if following channels and sharing developments is something you'd like to help with.
Check out the source code on our GitHub repository.