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Perry Lorier perry@c...
Mon Apr 4 16:57:58 NZST 2005

Mark Grimshaw wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just curious.  Among all the emails about _using_ OSS, how many 
> people here _produce_ OSS?
> I'll hold my hand up -- bibliography management systems etc. at 
> and

Some of the highlights of things I work on:
* undernet's irc daemon as a comaintainer

* Some other bits and pieces related to IRC:

* WANd (Wide Area Network Daemon, not the Waikato network research 
group, well, I work for them too, but they're not an open source 
project, uh you know what I mean anyway)
(while wand isn't well used these days, parts of it such as it's 
libconfig is used in several other projects esp within the WAND research 
group, and the firewall I wrote to deal with it appears to be widely 
used within WAND)

* Traceroute mesh software
although I don't advertise that it's available for download, but when 
people have asked in the past I have given away copies of all the source 
for this (including the server) under the GPL.

* I supply patches to various other projects as I need them eg:

I have some patches I'm working on right now for mozilla to support 
server name identification for TLS, and some patches for bittorrent to 
support better peer selection, but of which aren't ready for use yet.

I also have a long string of random little projects of things I'm 
interested in that have never been released mostly because noone has 
shown any interest in them.

I've also written some software in the distant past which is more or 
less dead now that you sometimes run into such as ipt, FTNManager etc.

This is by no means exhaustive, but covers most of the either the large 
things, or the current things I'm working on.  Also, I occasionally sleep.

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