Found some nice comments on the The Meta: Abused Trust? article. I am an apprentice here on Advogato, but as ZachGarner points out, there is no real apprentiship on Advogato. I guess it wasn't raph's intentions to provide one in the first place, but it would be nice to see one. The idea of subcommunitys with group discussions, information sharing with the compulsary links collection on Advogato also sounds nice, although a good mailing list just might do the trick. The real trick is however to find your way into such a "subcommunity". The bulletproof way is revealed by ncm further down
"Showing code" is all it takes to vault straight to the top.
Perhaps it takes a little more effort than that, but it will give you a good jump start. A proof to people will get them interested. Then they might be willing to guide you all the way to the top. And when you are finally there. Look down and pick up some more people.
But anyway, who am I to tell. I haven't revealed anything yet. Hello! Can you see me down here, I'm the little green thing running around in circles? ;-)