Re: Wow! What can I do?
> I knew a lot went into open source
> projects, but I really had no idea of
> the scale of some of your operations
> (co-operations might be a better
> I have been a Linux User for about 8
> months now, and as an 18 year PC
> user/hacker (everybody was a hacker back
> then becoause the only good software was
> code you type/copied out of
> magazines),I've seen OS's come & go
> with various platforms along with them.
> Windows 9x lost it's luster for me The
> first week I used it. Then I was
> promised (by M$)something better which
> never came.
> Then, I heard about this Linux thing.
> I haven't had this much fun since EGA
> Now it's time for me to get involved.
> I feel that I should now try to give
> something back, but I haven't programmed
> in years. So what does a fairly
> experienced Linux user do to help??? I
> have replied to a couple of Tester ads,
> but they have reuired skills I did not
> have or have not used in a while.
> In the mean time, as Linux was overall
> an Open Source (or at least open
> source-like. I don't want to step on
> anyones toes.)...project; I'd like to
> thank the Open Source community at large
> for all they've done. Keep it up! Linux
> will be around as long as I am. And
> hopefully as long as the Open Source
> community still supports it. I'd like to
> think the hacker/TechPro community could
> support it as an OS indefinitely.
I can't speak for everybody, but I love to here from users. Have a good Idea about a feature to add to your favorite app?
Send email. Bug reports are also much appreciated. If you want to be more pro-active, but don't feel like your up to writing code, look into writing documentation. It can be murderous to try to develop new features and capabilities, fix bugs, and keep the documentation in time with the code. I don't know anybody that would refuse help with documentation, especially if you write well.
On the subject of users
<AOL> ME TOO! </AOL>
The value of user feedback cannot be overestimated. I have found that my project has largely been driven by user feedback. Even negative feedback should be looked on as a boon.