This post, however, is intended to highlight what I hope is a burgeoning development community around the upstream eCryptfs project.
Minutes ago, I released ecryptfs-utils-75. I believe that this is a landmark release based on the number of contributions from people other than the maintainers, Tyler Hicks (IBM) and myself (Canonical).
Have a look at the changelog, and you should see contributions from:
- Michal Hlavinka (Red Hat)
- Daniel Baumann (Debian)
- Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis
- Frédéric Guihéry
- Adrian C. (anrxc)
If you have an interest in eCryptfs and a proficiency in C programming, please have a look at our open bugs. We are quite interested in growing our community of developers. You can join us in IRC at #ecryptfs on irc.oftc.net, and you can grab the source code with:
- bzr branch lp:ecryptfs
p.s. Several years ago, I was criticized on a mailing list for submitting a "drive-by patch" (some maintainers evidently do not like this model). It scared me away from making minor contributions to projects I was otherwise unaffiliated with for some time. So, for the record, if your code is good, I don't mind "drive-by patches" ;-)