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Old 04-21-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
whereverjustice
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Getting started in Open Source


I've been learning about the Open Source movement lately, and am very interested. At this point I'm looking for a way to contribute to a project, but while pretty computer-savvy I do not know how to code.

Does anyone know of a project looking for non-coder volunteers out there? Preferably, I'd like to help with:
- An OS-independent or multi-platform application, or
- A linux distribution geared toward bringing the OS into the mainstream (i.e. to those who aren't IT professionals).

If anyone has any tips on where I could be useful, please drop a message... thanks a lot!
 
Old 04-21-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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Re: Getting started in Open Source

welcome to LQ!!!

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Originally posted by whereverjustice
An OS-independent or multi-platform application
a couple of the main ones:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

http://www.openoffice.org/

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A linux distribution geared toward bringing the OS into the mainstream (i.e. to those who aren't IT professionals)
i think there's several of those - one that comes to mind is Ark Linux:
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Ark Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed especially for desktop use, primarily for people without prior Linux experience.
http://www.arklinux.org/


take a look at their "get involved" section, it shows you all the different ways you can contribute to the project:

http://www.arklinux.org/staticpages/...ge=getinvolved


just my two cents...



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Old 04-21-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

In terms of contribution, you could write documentation
or do translation work if you're polyglott ... potential
projects are abundant, have a look at e.g.
http://sourceforge.net


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