Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:02:28 +0100 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: General question: Motivation to contribute On 2014-01-31 13:13, deepika wrote: > I just wanted to know in what ways I can make my contribution to > JTR's development beneficial to me? Other than aiding to my knowledge > and experience, what other benefits can I get from it? Maybe someone > can tell about his/her personal experience. My sole purpose of asking > this question is to keep myself motivated to work here and is not > meant to offend anyone. Hi Deepika I'm sure there are all sorts of different reasons to contribute among us and I hope others chime in. Contributions here (like to any open source project of more or less fame) should be a notch in your CV if nothing else. I have been approached by head hunters with more or less interesting job offers just from spotting my work in this project. I love this project for the close-to-the-metal programming with tight inner loops and optimizations - quite the opposite of the oh so common high-level OO languages where you are guaranteed, by design, to lose track of what actually happens inside the CPU, or why. I have gained a whole lot of practical experience from this, and I have become a better programmer in a wider range of aspects than I could have imagined. But I'm basically here just for fun, with no particular expectations on RoI. magnum
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