I was wondering how can I involve in some open source java project as a developer.
Are there any projects for beginners?
Are you involved in this kinds of projects?
on 07/20/2010 – Made popular on 07/20/2010
Free/Open Source isn’t just about software, it’s also about hardware. Open hardware projects are proliferating, and just like open source software, you can get started inexpensively. Here are three projects that are fun, useful, and suitable for beginners to embedded programming, robotics, and building electronic devices.
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