Well, in the past week or so, I’ve written a couple of patches for the Linux Kernel. It turns out that 3 of the 4 that I wrote were pretty easily accepted, and one has even made it into the mainline kernel already. That means that as soon as the 2.6.19 kernel comes out (a few weeks from now, tops) that people will be using code that I wrote! (even if it is really just a single line )
How truly amazing. Now I know why people keep contributing to open source software. It’s fun.