Hello there,

I think this group is exactly what I've been looking for.  I've been a computer admin/web programmer for many years.  Around 2003 I became interested and started using Linux.  Through all that I fell in love with Open Source and Linux and am now half-way finished a 3 year CS program.  I did this because I want my whole future to be wrapped up in contributing to Linux and Open Source.  (Specifically Fedora).

There never seemed to be a visible entry door for people like me.  You all seemed like a tight-knit group of "geeks" that had a secret knock or passageway to get in... and unless you knew them, you weren't invited.

Entry is almost overwhelming.  I don't know anything it seems.  I've wanted to learn how to write an RPM, how to contribute, how to test... but the methods to do so are so confusing and so obscure, unless someone either explains it or you read a manual that is thicker than a New York phone book, you'll never know how.

I read the irc chat you guys had.  If you want an understanding from the viewpoint of an outsider.  Please ask me.  I'll tell you how huge the castle wall looks like.

Looking forward to figuring some of this out.