I've been following Mahout and lurking for a long, long time.
I never really had the cycles to get involved, but I always
found it a very interesting project, and the whole ML area
as fascinating as well...
Anyway, I'm looking for some new projects to basically
help out with and have fun with, and Mahout is on my short
list. So before I try "jumping in" I thought I'd send out
a quick "Hello", see if there are things that people would
encourage me to "look at first" and just give fair warning. :)