Have you benefited from open source software? If you are using Linux then the answer is a definite yes. If you are still using Windows ro Mac then you have probably still benefited from the open source community. Have you ever thought of giving something back? Well, I've wanted to for some time but I'm no programmer
But today I finally got the opportunity
I have an old Iomega parallel port Zip Drive. It would not work in Linux (Ubuntu/Kubuntu or SuSE. So, after some digging I found some details on setting it up. However, the details were rather scant and meant modprobing everytime I rebooted. So, with a bit of help from the community (Adam Sweet of Wolves LUG to be exact) I found out how to add the required driver at boot. Then I jotted down all the details and steps I had taken to get to my succesful outcome - a working Zip 250 drive under Ubuntu/Kubuntu (not tried SuSE yet). My next step was to post the HOW TO on the Ubuntu Linux forums. A few people had been asking how to carry out this operation and I've been able to deliver the goods. It's a good feeling and I'll hopefully be able to add other bits of help.
So, even if you are not a programmer you can still help. If you have got a piece of hardware running when others have had difficulty please, please post the details of it on the web.