People are often surprised to learn that the software powering addons.mozilla.org is completely open source and available for anyone to use and hack on. For example, Sugar Labs powers its Activities site with our code and even contributes improvements and fixes back to us.
But we’d really like more people to be involved. We know that people care about the quality of AMO because of the large numbers of bug reports, suggestions, and feedback we receive with every change.
If you’re interested in learning more about AMO development, take a look at our documentation on setting up an instance and join us in #amo on irc.mozilla.org if you have any questions. We have plenty of bugs, and if there’s anything we can do to help you or other contributors get started, please let us know.
Fixing website bugs is one of the easiest ways to get involved with the Mozilla project, and a great way to improve the add-ons experience for the millions of users who visit our site every day.