I see, LiveJournal is mentoring in Google's Summer of Code. I use LiveJournal daily, I'm a student, and my favorite language is Perl.
So i'm considering writing code for LiveJournal if you're interested.
Please, tell me where can I apply? I know Perl, SQL databases, i know how things like CGI, HTTP, Mod-Perl work. Something server-side?
I also can write some client software, if you ever need .Net or KDE (preferred) client programs.
Please, tell me which tasks i might be eliglible for.
Some words about me - in my life i wrota a bunch of BASIC, C, Perl, Java, etc programs, varying from small scripts to severe things like sample internet shop on perl+mysql (in university).
I've contributed small bits to OSS projects, but yet to try massive OSS development.
Thanks for your patience.
Problem is that for cathedral-like projects like LiveJournal Summer of Code participants can not really choose area of application.
They likely don't know project intrisnics, so they can't just invent interesting idea and implement that. Also, they have trouble choosing from idea lists provided by those projects - which look like greek to newcomers.
So easy-to-understand tasks like building client application will be crowded heavily, while system in-depth tasks will be lacking attention.
Given all that, can you write down some tasks that are unpopular between SoC participants, yet wanted.
I will choose some underdog task and will dig straight into perl code, I promise!