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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:11:38 -0500
From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: General question: Motivation to contribute

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 3:57 PM, Lukas Odzioba <lukas.odzioba@...il.com>wrote:

> - money (gsoc)
>
GSOC has been, in my opinion, a good success for both the project and I
hope the contributors, most of whom have stuck around after.

> - participation in contests with john-users which was cool itself
>
This is fun and I don't even code! The tool is always getting better and
that's making security have to get better to.

> - possibility to do what I always wanted
> - some of my work was appreciated by the community (at least I hope so)
>
Yours and others, I love you guys man...

> - found a way to use my free time to something usefull (for others)
>
While the hard part is the development and maintenance of john, and it's
branches, I've tried to give back to a useful project that helps me in my
duties. I can't write hello werld (see), but I give where I can. I
"redesigned" the Openwall site a few years back, I try to contribute test
files to the wiki, documentation ask or answer questions. It's nice to be
part of something, even if it goes unnoticed/unseen. I feel good about the
project and what I've given, and I feel I need to do more here and abroad
in that manner.
FOSS is why for me.
-rich

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