That's right! After being a consumer in the OSS community for around 10 years, I'm finally committing something more than helping posts on a forum -- I'm a webmaster!
When I was growing up, I was hooked on RTS games. I used to love playing Age of Empires and the original Warcraft. I then moved on to things like AoE II, Warcraft II, Total Annihilation, and so on. I just loved RTSes! I stopped playing them once I got to college -- I just didn't have time to keep playing.
A few months ago, I started looking around for a new game to play. I had a little more free time than I normally do, so I decided to give some of it to a game. I decided that I wanted to find a Linux game since I spent most of my time in Ubuntu. After looking around, I found a game that showed potential: 0 A.D. At that time, it hadn't been released yet. I decided to simply drop my gaming urge and to move on.
A few days ago, I decided to revisit the 0 A.D. website. They still haven't released anything yet, but the website stated that they were close to releasing an alpha. For whatever reason, I decided to comb through their forums -- I wanted to know more. While lurking through some of their topics, I came across the "Applications" thread. Wildfire Games (the group producing 0 A.D.) had several openings. The webmaster one caught my eye, so I decided to apply.
Filling the Gap
Within a few hours of applying, I head from Aviv Sharon. He quickly thanked me for my application and invited me to the team's IRC channel. After speaking with Aviv for a bit, I was welcomed to the team. I now have access to the group's private resources, credentials for the website, and a hefty task list. I haven't had a chance to actually bite anything off yet, but I hope to this week. I'm pretty excited about working on an open source game!