This may be new on this list, but if you are interested (as I am) in
participating and contributing in FreeIPA, a quick introduction to
others is helpful.  Other emails I send from now on should make more
sense with this context. :)

I'd like to make it easier to join the development of the FreeIPA
platform.  There are a lot of places to contribute, and one really big
reason to bother:

  If you use FreeIPA, whatever you contribute will come back to help
  you many times over.[1]

You already participate if you are on this mailing list, if you ask
and answer questions.  If you are on #freeipa (irc.freenode.net), even
your regular presence lurking helps us all feel there are people out
there listening (and learning) when we have problems.  Running the
code is an important way of participating, especially if you test
early, find bugs, and file reports.  Yet, there are barriers that make
it harder for you to easily turn participation in to a greater

One of the first things I am working on is making it easier to get
edit access to the wiki at http://freeipa.org.  A wiki is a useful
tool for collaborating on all aspects of a project.  For example, some
of the items on this mailing list could be in an FAQ or as a small
how-to.  If we can make it easy for answers to migrate from here to an
organized wiki, a single contribution can have a greater effect.

A very early example of what it takes to make a quick how-to/what-is


Helping grow sustainable communities is what I do for Red Hat.  You
can find more through my user page:


Cheers - Karsten

[1] I'm defining users as the folks I see here -- systems
    administrators exploring, installing, configuring, and maintaining
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener

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