- Identifying CPAN distros to help out with (blogs.perl.org)
- A CPAN module recommendation system (blogs.perl.org)
- Golfing Fizzbuzz in Perl (blogs.perl.org)
- Windows rand() isn’t (blogs.perl.org)
- WWW::Imgur end of life (blogs.perl.org)
- Search app w/Dancer & Sphinx (blogs.perl.org)
- CSS compression in Perl (blog.booking.com)
- Read MATLAB files with Perl (blogs.perl.org)
- Many modules break w/new hash randomization. Maybe you can help. (rt.perl.org)
- Adding macros to Excel::Writer::XLSX (blogs.perl.org)
- Nicer dumping of structures w/Log::Any (blogs.perl.org)
- Why Perl 5.18 hash randomization may break your code (onionstand.blogspot.com.br)
- Where can someone find Perl modules to contribute to? (perlbuzz.com)
- Starting w/Dancer, Xslate and Bootstrap (dagolden.com)
- CGI is dead, long live CGI (blogs.perl.org)
- Finding duplicate code in Perl (blogs.perl.org)
- Neil Bowers wants to get some Perl case studies published (blogs.perl.org)
Bradley Andersen (his gmail username is bradley.d.andersen) wrote asking
i am looking to try and contribute to perl and foss in general. do you know of a list of perl modules that are currently marked as ‘maintainer died’ that i might hijack, or, some list of module maintainers who may be looking for help? i am interested also in learning python and doing roughly the same kind of thing in that domain.
Here are my suggestions, and I trust others will add suggestions in the comments:
- First, pick a module that you actually use. The best module to work on is one that you already use. Check its bug queue, which will probably be at rt.cpan.org, but not necessarily.
- Take a look at the ADOPTME user on CPAN. This is where orphaned packages go to live.
- Check out 24pullrequests.com, a holiday-themed site of open source projects looking for help.
- OpenHatch says it is “dedicated to matching prospective free software contributors with communities, tools, and education.”
Remember, not all contributions to projects need to be in the form of written code. There are plenty of ways to help out that work on the module tests and infrastructure, or don’t require any coding at all. For some ideas, see my article 14 Ways To Contribute to Open Source Without Being a Rock Star”.
- Enhancing web apps with Plack (perltraining.com.au)
- What’s a good strategy for migrating from CGI.pm to Template Toolkit? (stackoverflow.com)
- Which Perl Best Practices should I not use? Four-year-old question, still relevant today stackoverflow.com/questions/148388/
- Perl::Critic::Pulp is a treasure trove of handy policies (search.cpan.org)
- Regex Maven is an Android app for learning about regexes (regexmaven.com)
- Rakudo Star 2012.11, a usable Perl 6 implementation, released (rakudo.org)
- Perl Dancer advent calendar 2012 (advent.perldancer.org)
- Help an open source project this season at (24pullrequests.com)
- Perl Advent Calendar 2012 is now up (perladvent.org)
- Perl 6 Advent Calendar (perl6advent.wordpress.com)
- Advent calendar round-up (perlnews.org)
- Visually graphing module dependencies (blogs.perl.org)
- Designing board games with Perl (perl.com)