See my talk page.
By all measurable accounts, I should totally be into Linux, and yet I just never have gotten there. I don't know much about Linux, or of building large open-source projects from source.
But I'm an experienced programmer (mostly over on the Windows side of the universe) who wants to build his own DVR at home and use it as a way to get more into Linux. I have no idea how active this Wiki is, or how my observations/edits will be construed. I guess I'm hoping this outsider's perspective might be useful to the project. We'll see.