I just read a great article entitled, "Myths, Lies, and Truths about the Linux kernel". I found it quite inspirational and it taught me a couple of things - always good.
For a start, I was unaware of the kernel janitors project.
It seems a good way to get involved in some kernel development and give back to the community that I've mostly taken for granted. I'll probably have to learn git, ketchup, cscope and quilt -- and I'll certainly have to brush up on my C skills but, again, all feathers in the cap.
One question remains. Where will I be able to work on this kernel?
I can't have my main PC up-and-down. Oh wait, thank god for VMWare.