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Small Open Source projects

I think what David is trying to say is that you should find a problem
that interests you. Being "up for anything" is often a recipe for not
doing anything. If you find something that interests you, then you
won't be working on the project at all -- it'll just be play.

It's like anything else -- people are much more willing to devote
effort to things that interest them. The trick is finding something in
which you are interested.

Best of luck,

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 13:30:08 -0500, Baran, Lucas <Lucas.Baran at> wrote:
> David,
>         I'm interested in most sports, golf, skiing, soccer, sailing,
> etc so anything project pertaining to sports would interest me very
> much. As for general computer areas multimedia, security and wireless
> are up there. I'm really up for anything.
>         In regards to my ability I am more of a Windows .NET developer
> and work in that environment professionally for Fidelity Investments.
> I've been messing with Linux on my own since High school and took C,
> C++, Java classes when working towards my Comp Sci degree.
> Thanks,
> Lucas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Kramer [mailto:david at]
> Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 1:15 PM
> To: discuss at
> Subject: Re: Small Open Source projects
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Baran, Lucas wrote:
> >       I am trying to find a small open source project, in any language
> that
> > I can contribute to from my Linux Platform. If anyone can guide me in
> > the right direction that would be great. I've been surfing around
> >, but have yet to join anything.
> I'm sure we can all rattle off a bunch of projects that desperately need
> help, but a better starting point is to find out what your interestes
> and
> abilities are.  If the project doesn't center around one of your
> interests, it's not going to be very enjoyable.
> If you just want to see what open source projects are out there,
> and are good starts.
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