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Small Open Source projects

have you used any software recently that crashed? See if you can be the 
first to report the bug and fix it. Alternatively, KDE is such an immense 
project that you can always find places to help. And in general, there is 
a higher scarcity of good people to write documentation than good coders. 
Happy hunting:

David Backeberg (dave at
Network Staff Assistant
MIT Math Dept.
Rm. 2-332            (617) 253-4995

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Baran, Lucas wrote:

> I completely agree,
> 	There are many projects I've enjoy doing on my own to solve
> problems, but I'm trying to find a team type project and unless I can
> get others to join a certain project I'm working on I thought it would
> be easier to find out what kind of team project are going on out there
> and hopefully hop on one that interests me.
> Thanks,
> Lucas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gordon Marx [mailto:gcmarx at]
> Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 1:40 PM
> To: discuss at
> Subject: Re: Small Open Source projects
> Lucas,
> 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,
> Gordon
> 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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