I would like to pose the problem of someone needing one specific piece of software that is not available on ZS. Does it make sense to set up some repository to be able to get that software and customize the device? I am in need of some software that I think is not included in ZS now.
I think this is the way to go, just use same licence as ZS ( GPL 2 )
If you are going to work on the User Interface you may just clone my repository and create a new branch. I already have 3 branches
bugfix for bug fixes
sensor-integration for adding CPU temperature in the interface
dyndns – rewrite of dyndns to support custom provider plub bugfixes.
I am thinking I may try to do an interface for wireless.
The master branch is reserved as a copy of zeroshell release and you can see the updates between releases.
In order to apply a feature we create a patch based on diff between feature branch and master and apply that on test/production instance.
If you are going to work on other things then is completely up 2 you.