Here I will come to share what it means for me to work on this little open-source project called dbmail. Hopefully it will be as much of a learning experience to write about it, as it is to work on it.
But first, a disclaimer; Whatever I tell you, don't take my word for it! Seek confirmation from those you trust. If you want to talk about a specific problem, seek the best specialist you can find.
Dbmail, for me, is about writing code, enjoying the act of creation, learning to love C, dealing with matters of consistency, assurance, and trust. It's about getting it right. Making mistakes. And being honest about both.
Communities of trust don't just happen. They take a lot of effort, affection and rejection. Trust yourself as well as others. Where fear or lack of confidence do not deflect you from pursuing your vision, experience will be your teacher. Perseverance will take us halfway any task. Stick to it, and enjoy the ride.