Fwd: New member
srinivas.bakki at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 14:38:38 EST 2015
You got to be polite with people.Not everybody is as smart as
you, but they would like to contribute. Just keep in in mind that there's
no future for linux without such people. You cannot keep bullying everybody
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:46 AM, Surendra Patil <surendra.tux at gmail.com>
> Hi Kaur,
> I would recommend you take a look at this videos by Greg -
> He has explained how to get started to contribute Linux Kernel.
> Good Luck !!!
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 10:31 AM, <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:07:44 -0800, Satwantjit Kaur said:
>> > I am a final year B.Tech (CSE) student from NIT Jalandhar. I like
>> > programming and I know C and C++ programming languages. I have worked
>> > on IPC and socket programming in C/C++. I wish to take up a project in
>> > Linux Kernel development and contribute to it. Can somebody guide me
>> > further?
>> I'll be blunt. Unless you *already* have an interest or desire in a
>> part of the kernel (for instance, filesystems, or networking, or memory
>> management, etc), you probably aren't a good fit for actually
>> contributing to
>> the Linux kernel. You might be able to hack up some code that will
>> satisfy a
>> professor for a project, but actual contributions are usually held to a
>> Consider the difference between "I'd like to write a book, but have no
>> what to write about, can somebody suggest whether to write fantasy, or a
>> romance, or non-fiction about sports, or something", and "I'm thinking
>> about a
>> story about the adventures of a Roman centurion fighting the Gauls, but
>> help making it historically accurate".
>> Pretty much everybody will agree that the first book is doomed, because
>> the author obviously isn't connected that much to their project. The
>> That has a *much* higher chance of producing a good story, simply because
>> the author has a vision for the project that they can stick to.
>> And that affects mentoring - nobody who knows anything about writing
>> novels will be interested in helping somebody who hasn't even decided if
>> they want to write about fantasy or scuba diving. Somebody who knows they
>> want to write about a Roman centurion fighting the Gauls? At that point,
>> it's worth the 5 minutes for a Roman history expert to give suggestions
>> and references to the way things were then....
>> And the Linux kernel is the same way.
>> Now, if you have a professor that's *insisting* on a Linux kernel project,
>> that's an entirely different problem. ;)
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