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First dive into the project - Quote from the field

"...this also was my first contact with an open source community :)
What I found was almost no hierarchy, people saying "well, just go for it and we'll see afterwards if it's worth it", or "sounds good, have a go on it". One of my first activities on IRC was a talk with Dave where I learned, that:

  • He was probably the only person who had an overall view of the codebase
  • Most other coders never even had looked into the code I was about to touch.
  • ..." (Wesnoth developer, Interview 10/01/2012)
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