Contributing to Open Source projects
Brad Fitzpatrick of LiveJournal fame on why Google’s open-source stars tend to work internally:
Prior to joining Google I always joked that Google was the black hole that swallowed up open source programmers. I’d see awesome, productive hackers join Google and then hear little to nothing from them afterwards. When I joined I decided I’d solve this mystery and post about it…
Some good ideas about lowering the barrier to contribution for OSS projects.