Welcome! On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Federico Gimenez Nieto <email@example.com> wrote:
I would like to begin collaborating in package maintaining. I've followed the guide at  and, after looking at  for Os and RFAs (specially those related with php, ruby or xml in general), i've found at  an RFP for openx, a web advertising system which i use frequently at work. However, i have no contact with the application developers.
You shouldn't need to be in contact with them right now. However, it is good to choose a package with an active and open upstream.
I don't know if this is a good starting point, could you please give me some advice?
Pretty much anywhere is a good starting point, as long as (a) it's free, and (b) the source doesn't require a lot patching to work or manipulation to install. I haven't looked at openx myself, but as long as it doesn't require you to manually install random files, etc. it's probably fine. With that being said, the new-maint guide does recommend shying away from daemons and packages with multiple binaries for a first package. As a web advertising system, openx might fit into that category, meaning you might want to start with something simpler. Then again, challenges are fun. Regards, Daniel -- Daniel Moerner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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