Project dream

Paul Rubin http
Wed Dec 31 22:08:22 CET 2003

"Andrew Dalke" <adalke at> writes:
> > There could be a wiki page somewhere with a list of interesting
> > project suggestions.  I'd put stuff there.  I can think of all kinds
> > of cool programs that I'd like for other people to write ;-).
> Well, isn't that the problem?  I can think of quite a few as well.
> (Again, all chemical and bio-informatics related.)  But from
> experience the odds of anyone else working on them is very low and
> the effort spent on putting those ideas on a wiki, knowing that it's
> almost certainly going to be ignored, makes it simply not worth it.

Shrug.  The GNU project has had a project list since the 80's.  Some
things stayed on it for many years and were eventually taken up by
somebody.  I think if someone asks for a project and you spend a bunch
of time thinking one up on the spot, and then the person doesn't go
anywhere with it, that's not so great.  If you think up something
on your own devices and put it on a list that thousands of people
will look at, that's a bit more promising.

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