The Haiku community is composed of both individuals and groups of people that assist directly or indirectly the development and promotion of Haiku. This section is intended to give information about the Haiku community itself, as well as other communities surrounding the Haiku project.


Besides the Haiku repository that provides the packages that make up the operating system and HaikuPorts which offers a large number of 3rd party software, there are several other repositories and software collections that are independently curated by community members.

The Haiku project isn't legally or otherwise responsible for the contents of those sites.

Software Sites

Help and Support

We primarily communicate through mailing lists (often referred to as 'ML') generally hosted by FreeLists.

In addition to the mailing lists, numerous users and contributors frequently communicate in our IRC channel. There is also a community forum and BeShare, an online chat and file sharing application.

Getting Involved

Anyone can contribute to Haiku. If you love what Haiku is all about, you can get involved. It's up to you what you want to do and how much time you contribute. If you are interested, follow the links bellow to find out how you can help out.

Organisational Structure

How does Haiku work? If you are interested in finding out how the Haiku Community is run, who is behind Haiku and the values empowering the project, then look no further than the links below.