Saturday, September 13, 2008

Know of any Open Source projects that need maintainers?

I got an email on a testing-related mailing list from somebody who would like to take over an Open Source project with no current maintainer. Here's a fragment of that email:

"Folks,
As I am interested in brushing up on my coding skills, so I would
appreciate your help in identifying an existing orphan/dormant
open-source tool/toolset project who needs an owner/maintainer.

I am especially interested in software process-oriented tools that
fill a hole in an agile development/test/management tool stack."

If anybody knows of such projects, especially with a testing or agile bent, please leave a comment here. Thanks!

7 comments:

philhassey said...

Dunno if this fits the bill, but I put pgu up for grabs a few months ago. No takers yet :(

http://www.imitationpickles.org/pgu/

It's a swell gui for pygame, which includes some tilemap goodies too!

Anonymous said...

This is not a pure open source project, because we plan a commercial part in it, but the topic may be interesting for you. This is a web learning platform, focused on effective learning using spaced repetition technique. Technologies: Python/Pylons/SQLAlchemy + Ext JS. TDD and Agile techniques. We need a skilled developer who have some time to invest.

https://trac.rapidstudy.com
http://www.rapidstudy.com

Anonymous said...

Since the the subject is that of a maintainer for an existing project. I would suggest that some of the python code metrics efforts could use a little love. PyMetrics (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pymetrics/) is an obvious canidate. Little maintenance has been done recently as far as I can tell. With the transition to python 3.0 coming up an overall update to the metrics programs would be nice.

Chris Perkins said...

I know that sqlalchemy-migrate could use a maintainer. Right now it only supports sa 0.4.5 and I'd like to see it brought up to 0.5 support. Contact me directly and I will do what I can to help steer your volunteer in the right direction.

Heikki Toivonen said...

There's an actual website for unmaintained free software projects: http://www.unmaintained-free-software.org/wiki/Main_Page

Anonymous said...

Friends from a company I'm working in, creators of Mockito, a mocking library for Java, have started development of Python version of this library but don't have time to continue and are looking for help:

http://code.google.com/p/mockito/

Another interesting project could be WebDriver, probably the code base for Selenium 2.0. There are Python bindings on the TODO list,
but I seems that nobody is working on them.

http://code.google.com/p/webdriver/
http://raibledesigns.com/rd/entry/last_night_s_selenium_users

Anonymous said...

http://gnusim8085.sourceforge.net/ needs a maintainer.

It is a 8085 simulator written in C .. and uses GTK+. Works on Linux and Windows.

-srid

Modifying EC2 security groups via AWS Lambda functions

One task that comes up again and again is adding, removing or updating source CIDR blocks in various security groups in an EC2 infrastructur...