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Re: [Gnash-dev] How could I help?

From: ann
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] How could I help?
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 10:53:26 +0200 (CEST)

Hi Rich,

I'm sure that Sandro will soon try to snap you up for testing ;), but
in the meantime, perhaps you'd like to look at our wiki.  We've listed
a few ways people can volunteer:

Perhaps there is something in that list which appeals to you. We'd love to have your help.

- Ann

On Fri, 6 Apr 2007, Rich wrote:

Hi Gnash Dev Team,

I am new to FSF ideas, but I would like to help. I'm not sure what I can offer, so I'll tell you a little about myself. Please let me know if there is any way you can use me.

Your Gnash project caught my eye because I recently joined I would like to be able to move away from reliance on DRM and proprietary software, and still enjoy and other popular computer/Internet niceties.

My educational background is in math/biology/computer science and liberal arts. My hobbies and interests include graphic arts, and animation, and recently audio manipulation. I am a better editor than I am a writer. I am trying to resurrect rusty programming skills, primarily because I enjoy it, but also because I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with the black box model of technology products.

My programming skills are probably not what you're looking for, per se, but to some extent I can speak the language. I have a little python, some C, C++, and Unix. I dream of writing python plugins for my Lightwave 3D animation package (I should probably be using Blender), but I've yet to make that a reality. I have toyed with Linux and Cygwin. I have used DOS, and Windows through XP. I have never worked on a large scale programming project, other than some modest projects of my own.

I became interested in FSF because I am concerned that centralized control of information technology, on a global scale, is moving us toward instabilities, that are widely unrecognized and under-appreciated. Distributing the methods of information technology as facilitated by the FSF can help to diffuse this emerging cultural instability. Free Software and its approach, serves to damp the explosive growth in power of the industrial juggernaut our culture has built, while preserving the promise of technology.

If you need something I can provide, please keep me in mind.

Thanks for the great work you are doing, and good luck,

Rich Bleakman
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