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I would focus on larger, well known established projects covering a variety of interests. For me, personally, I wont get much out of just pushing code or documentation to a project I don't care about. Second to that, is not working with asshole. I'm not sure how I would script that.

OpenMRS was my first true OSS introduction, even though at the time I knew nothing about java. It's in my field of choice, and large enough I got some decent mentorship and appropriate projects. Doesn't hurt that they also regularly participate in GNOME/FOSSOPW, so I knew there would be people interesting and willing to mentor.




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