Ways To Contribute[edit]

Answer Questions

Easy: Buy a Support Package | Spread | Follow | Testing | Screenshots | Videos | Marketing
Other: Answer User Questions | Wikipedia | Legal Consulting | Backup Whonix
Development: Just Start | Maintain a Component | Maintainer | General | Release Manager | Audit Documentation Changes | Audit Whonix

Buy a Support Package[edit]

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Paypal Subscription

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Other method?

Tell us how you would like to pay.

Bitcoin accepted here


Litecoin accepted here


Monero accepted here


DASH accepted here


Paysafecard, Ukash or other cash codes

Please submit them by e-mail.

Check, Cash, Money Order

You can send checks or money orders to:

Not at the moment. Please ask if you want to pay that way.

There are four ways to support Whonix financially:

1. Sponsoring a new feature - please get in contact for details.

2. Paying for Priority Support.

3. Paying for Priority Support in lieu of a donation. [1]

4. Making a charitable donation - please get in contact for further details.

Corporations who purchase Priority Support packages may be able to claim these as tax-deductible expenses - first consult a tax advisor, as this does not constitute tax advice.

Easy / Anyone[edit]

Feel free to do any or all of the following - any help is most welcome. When contributing, always consider your own protection and safety as the first priority, particularly if you are at risk.

Spread Awareness[edit]

Tell your friends, family and acquaintances about Whonix. Post Whonix news on your website, blog or social media.

Follow Whonix[edit]

Follow one or more of the following sources: [2]

Provide Feedback[edit]

Send feedback about Whonix to the user forums.

Wikipedia Editing[edit]

Please help to improve Whonix's Wikipedia Page. [3] See the feedback thread for further information.


Whonix needs more people to test new Whonix features, bug fixes and so on.


Whonix requires more recent and awesome Screenshots. Donate them to Whonix or release them into the public domain.


We need more Whonix Videos, particularly in languages other than English. They can be demonstration videos, promotional videos, conceptual videos or tutorials. Donate them to Whonix or release them into the public domain. We also have a video script waiting to be produced - please get in contact for further details.

Social Media / Marketing[edit]

Although social media platforms erode privacy goals by collecting a lot of user data, we believe they are important venues for marketing and communication in the modern era.

If you are willing to help or to maintain Whonix's Twitter, Google+, YouTube or accounts or Facebook page, please get in contact.


Just Start[edit]

Unfinished Code[edit]

Just start working on any open ticket. One example ticket:

Unfinished Research[edit]

Just start working on this ticket:

Unfinished Documentation[edit]

Just start working on this ticket:

Maintainer List[edit]

Component Maintainer
Anon Connection Wizard iry
AppArmor Profiles troubadour
Apple macOS none
Automated Test Suite [4] none
Censorship Circumvention Tools other than Bridges PX18030
KVM HulaHoop
Live DVD none
Live USB none
Microsoft Windows Installer Ego
msgdispatcher_dispatch_x troubadour
Physical Isolation none
Qubes-Whonix Patrick Schleizer
sclockadj2 none
sdwdate-daemon troubadour
sdwdate-gui troubadour
Seccomp / Firejail Profiles Looking for firejail maintainer!
Server Version none
terminal-only / builds / msgcollector cli none
Upgrading Whonix Packages from Source Code none
Verifiable Builds none
VirtualBox none
VMware none
Whonix Live Algernon
whonix-setup-wizard troubadour server, wiki, blog, phabricator, mailman Patrick Schleizer
Wiki Documentation Audit torjunkie
Wiki Documentation 0brand
Translations none
Whonix Welcome Page iry

Maintainer Responsibilities[edit]

The tasks of a maintainer include:

  • Answering questions in the forums.
  • Keeping the wiki up-to-date.
  • Testing of installation, build and upgrade instructions.
  • Following the issue tracker, squashing bugs and perhaps implementing new features relating to the maintained component.
  • Otherwise self-initiated (guess)work and taking care of the component in question.

This is a volunteer position.

Package Maintainer[edit]

Whonix provides a lot Debian packages (see the Overview for more information). Due to limited Whonix team resources, these packages are untested and unmaintained in any other Linux distribution.

Would you be interested in maintaining one or more packages for use beyond Whonix? For example, in Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora or other distributions? Maintenance requirements would involve keeping up with code changes and releases, testing if these packages work outside of Whonix, eventually reporting bugs or adding new features, and answering user support requests.

If interested, ambitious package maintainers could even seek to have one or more Whonix packages accepted into a mainstream Linux distribution.

This is a volunteer position.

General Tasks[edit]

People with skills and interest in the following areas would also help:

  • Good knowledge of Linux networking and iptables.
  • AppArmor profile creation and testing of new AppArmor profiles for improved security.
  • #!/bin/bash
  • Programming languages like Python, Ruby, C, and others.
  • Registration at our new issue tracker; consider subscribing.
  • Participation in the development forum; consider hitting the "notify" button to subscribe.
  • Discussion participation - login on github and go to and press "watch" for notifications about Whonix github issues (this is an old issue tracker and less important).

Translations Coordinator[edit]

The tasks of a Translations Coordinator include:

  • Joining the Whonix team on
  • Reading the translation extensions documentation for mediawiki.
  • Getting new translators started.
  • Perhaps translating text into your own native language.
  • Coordinating translations.

This is a volunteer position.

Release Manager[edit]

If you are willing to have your real name connected to the Whonix project and Tor, please continue reading.

Depending on your interests, your tasks could include:

  • Building Whonix .ova images:
    • Creating stable releases.
    • Creating stable hotfix releases.
    • Creating assorted other builds. [5]
  • Building Whonix .libvirt images.
  • Reporting bugs when builds fail.
  • Signing and uploading releases.
  • Updating the download page.
  • Posting to the blog or mailing lists.
  • Fixing simple build documentation.
  • Dev/Redistribution
  • Testing. [6]

This is a volunteer position.

KDE Desktop Developer[edit]

Are you familiar with KDE desktop scripting? For example, it would be immensely helpful if you know how to change the Desktop folder view using a script and could volunteer to answer such questions.

Audit Documentation Changes[edit]

Keep abreast of our wiki changes (rss Whonix wiki recent changes rss).

Audit Whonix[edit]

Audit Whonix security.

Backup Whonix[edit]

Run WhonixBackupScript to create a backup of the Whonix website and source code.

Answer Questions[edit]

Help other users on Stack Exchange by subscribing to the whonix tag in and, either by e-mail or by rss ( rss Whonix rss; rss Whonix rss).

Join the Whonix User Forum. You can subscribe via RSS (Latest Posts); any URL of the forum can be turned into a feed by adding .rss or .json at the end.

Join IRC room #Whonix on (Webchat).


Knowledge about German laws, gUG and taxes would be helpful. If you are interested, please e-mail Patrick Schleizer at


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  1. Users may send any amount of funds to Whonix. A consultation service commensurate with the amount contributed will be negotiated between both parties.
  2. First consider the risk of following Whonix on social media in your personal circumstances.
  3. Be aware that Tor exit nodes are usually prevented from editing.
  4. Port Tails Test Suite to Whonix or create a new one from scratch.
      • Creating terminal-only Whonix-Gateway.
      • Creating testers-only releases.
      • Creating Whonix-Gnome-Workstation.
      • Creating Whonix-LXDE-Workstation.
      • Creating 64-bit builds.
  5. This will be easy and fast as soon as we add a script.

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