Well, i don't think that's true considering that Marek currently has a set of r600g MSAA optimization patches up for review on the mailing list. They'll probably get committed to master in a few days.
Originally Posted by brent
Well releasing your own code as open source is one thing, but contributing to a well established and well recognised project is another. It shows good comuncation skills to be able to negotiate changes with others and the ability to work out how code (no written by you) works.
Originally Posted by blackiwid
If you are interested I just posted about a task about helping the GTK+ Wayland port that is suited to those with not a great deal of experince but would be a great starting point to getting a better understand of GTK+, Wayland and X see: http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...-(GTK-)-faster!!
As for your other comments there is so many to address and I dont really have the time but what I will say is that it is very hard even in Australia to get a programming job the hardest part I have found is getting an initial job within an organisation once you are in then it becomes much easier to move around within that organisation to different jobs.