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If you run FreeBSD-CURRENT and have a good Internet connection, there is a machine <systemitem class="fqdomainname">current.FreeBSD.org</systemitem> which builds a full release once a day—every now and again, try to install the latest release from it and report any failures in the process.
Read the <link xlink:href="http://lists.FreeBSD.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-bugs">FreeBSD problem reports mailing list</link>. There may be a problem you can comment constructively on or with patches you can test. Or you could even try to fix one of the problems yourself.
If you know of any bug fixes which have been successfully applied to -CURRENT but have not been merged into -STABLE after a decent interval (normally a couple of weeks), send the committer a polite reminder.
Move contributed software to <filename>src/contrib</filename> in the source tree.
Make sure code in <filename>src/contrib</filename> is up to date.
Build the source tree (or just part of it) with extra warnings enabled and clean up the warnings. A list of build warnings can also be found from our <link xlink:href="https://ci.freebsd.org">CI</link> by selecting a build and checking "LLVM/Clang Warnings".
Fix warnings for ports which do deprecated things like using <function>gets()</function> or including <filename>malloc.h</filename>.
If you have contributed any ports and you had to make FreeBSD-specific changes, send your patches back to the original authors (this will make your life easier when they bring out the next version).
Get copies of formal standards like <trademark class="registered">POSIX</trademark>. Compare FreeBSD's behavior to that required by the standard. If the behavior differs, particularly in subtle or obscure corners of the specification, send in a PR about it. If you are able, figure out how to fix it and include a patch in the PR. If you think the standard is wrong, ask the standards body to consider the question.
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