Some free-software dev-groups tend to be become quite closed to outside contributors over time. Examples of this can be the Linux dev-group led by Benevolent Dictator Linus Torvalds, or the Debian developers group which even Richard M. Stallman had difficulty joining. Nobody should be rejected simply because of inexperience, everybody can find their place learning, teaching or developing. It is argued that the centralist social model used in some dev-groups actually impairs the development of the software itself, for example leading to unnecessary and wasteful forking, or results in software which does not meet the demands of the user-base.
 Open tasks
- Finding a more creative and less obvious name for the group.
- a-connect (in german) - project for dynamically sharing data between databases - wiki site
- freekiwiki, The Freenet Wiki [Source Forge (unfortunately closed until 2007 May 15 due to the University regulations governing final year projects)
Membership is not required, but it would be nice if you could sign your (nick)name here, along with the skills you would like to learn or share with others. (Use ~~~ to sign)
- ~Rev 22: Perl, C, Unix
- ~Anarko_Charrua: Learning
- Beta_M: Can teach anonymity, Freenet, Java, C++, Agile Development; Want to learn MediaWiki (mostly how the parser works)
- Bis: perl, Applescript; Want to learn: video editing, free software, SQL; Want to participate in: free software testing and development.
- brib: PHP, Java. Want to learn: Ruby
- ~singuia: HTML, some PHP, Anonymity, Image Manipulation (Gimp) - Want to learn: C, Java, more PHP and SQL; Want to participate in: free software development
- ~jayeola: Share Bash, Installations, Linux, Virtualisation (Xen), Wireless network monitoring (aircrack & kismet); Want to learn Networking