[olug] Local Open source projects?
dekauff at cox.net
Sat Jan 23 21:04:47 UTC 2010
Does any one know of any local open source projects or have an idea for
one? I'd like to volunteer some time to a project that is GNU/Linux
based. Preferably coded with Java or Python although I'm flexible
there. Just don't ask me to code with vb (ie. virus basic)! ;-)
Here are my desires:
1. I like to code and test what I've coded. I enjoy OSS and GNU/Linux
and feel like it's time to give something back to the OSS community. It
doesn't need to be a really big project --- just something I can get my
2. If multiple people are working on the same project, I'd like to get
together occasionally. Hence my emphasis on local as in Omaha / Council
Bluffs with Lincoln being acceptably local as well.
3. No corporate or government/military sponsorship. If I work for a
corporation, I expect to get paid for it. That is acceptable to me. What
I don't want is to spend my volunteer time on a project that primarily
benefits a corporate entity.
Here's what I'm not:
1. I'm not a big idea person otherwise I wouldn't be asking this
question. So I need a couple ideas to get started or an already existing
project that I can get excited about working with.
2. I'm not interested in administering a project. My days of desiring
that are long gone. Now I realize that there's administrative details
that need taking care of and that's fine. FWIW, I don't want to get
stuck deciding who's doing what --- I'm interested in collaborating on
Let me know if you know of something that fits the above criteria. I'm
sure there are ideas and projects out there. I'm interested in hearing
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