Being the Change: My Free Software Contributions in 2022

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Even the smallest contribution can made a big difference: a one line change to improve documentation can prevent countless users from wasting hours in frustration. Imagine how much better the world could be if every user contributed just one small change. With this in mind, I report a lot of bug reports and feature requests, and when I can, I submit merge/pull requests. As 2022 comes to a close, I’m taking a look back at the widely varied contributions I’ve made, many to projects I bet you already know, love, use, and rely upon.

This year, as usual, my contributions are widely varied. I made contributions in a number of programming languages from Ruby to Java to C#. I contributed to many types of projects from entertainment to cybersecurity to network libraries and build tools. And I of course kept up with my responsibilities as a Gentoo Linux Developer. The motivation behind these contributions is also widely varied; some are due to issues I encountered at work, others are just for fun.

All of the following have been merged unless otherwise noted:

I’m looking forward to seeing how I can do my part to improve the world via free software contributions in 2023.

CC BY-SA 4.0 Being the Change: My Free Software Contributions in 2022 by Craig Andrews is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

3 thoughts on “Being the Change: My Free Software Contributions in 2022

  1. Amazing accomplishments, Craig! The engineering world needs more like you with such talent, community spirit and passion for constant improvement.

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