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Apr 10, 2000, 17:20 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Part of the beauty of the Linux community is its relaxed, informal nature. Generally speaking, there are no real central organizational structures. While this freedom is important for its development, it has resulted in volunteer efforts being scattered around the Internet. What the community needs is a central location to recruit and locate Linux volunteers."

"What I am proposing is a web site devoted to Linux volunteerism. To the best of my knowledge, nothing like this currently exists. Many Open Source projects include a request for volunteers on their respective sites, but you'd have to visit each of these sites to find these opportunities. Furthermore, many people feel that if they can't code, they can't contribute. Nothing could be further from the truth, though. We've got plenty of coders happily hacking away, but they need volunteers to help support their projects. Specifically, we need documentation writers, testers, site developers, advocates, etc."

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