I've been thinking long of joining some open source project but i just don't know how i can do that. If someone here has worked on one can you give me some insights? I need to know how these projects work, how the work is distributed, how is it monitored, on what basis are people selected or rejected, timelines.. etc etc .. I've always thought that they would be way to complex for me and shy away, but i guess i have to start somewhere.
Any pointers would be great.