Does anybody out there know of some open source projects that uses Java and would be happy to accept another developer?
I am busy with a skills upgrade effort (not to mention that I am looking to build my Java knowledge). Right now I am learning design patterns and I have more learnings planned in the pipe line.
I would like to join an open source team which uses good software development practice because I really want to become a better developer but need both practice and some guidance. However the only open source projects that I know uses either C++ or C. I suppose I can learn either of those languages but since I want to build a Java career I would rather build on my Java skills.
Another thing I would like to know is if I join an open source community and I do some good development work for them can I put that on a CV (resume) and give some of those guys as references? I am currently working for a company that uses C# so I might need some references if I apply for Java jobs.