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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009 - Call for Ideas

On 01.03.2009 04:05, Patrick W. Barnes wrote:
On Saturday 28 February 2009 09:48:54 Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
RPM Fusion currently discusses some of it's goals for the near and long
  term future: http://rpmfusion.org/Goals (still a draft) In that
discussion the idea came up if some of the ideas could get realized as
GSoC project.

Which lead to the question: Should/Could RPM Fusion apply as project
itself and mentor students or would it be better for everyone (Google,
Fedora, RPM Fusion) if we'd try to get the ideas realized within the
Fedora project GSoC efforts even if Fedora only benefits from the
results indirectly when people use RPM Fusion?

Example: One project could be: Port jockey (; see
https://launchpad.net/jockey and
http://people.ubuntu.com/~pitti/screenshots/jockey/ ) to Fedora and
fully use it in RPM Fusion. Jockey itself is GPL, but it's only of
interest for things that are in RPM Fusion and hence is better dealt
with and shipped in RPM Fusion.

RPM Fusion could apply as an independent organization.

Sure ;-)

 I do not know how well the Google team would welcome it.

As mentioned above: I for one doubt they would like it. What is your option?

There is nothing that would explicitly prevent Fedora from accepting and mentoring projects for the benefit of RPM Fusion, as long as those projects otherwise meet the requirements of the SoC. I guess it is up to the RPM Fusion team to decide whether or not to apply as a mentoring organization.

There was no real decision, but I for one would strongly prefer if it could be done in Fedora.

If RPM Fusion does not participate as an organization, then we can discuss feeding RPM Fusion projects through Fedora's participation.

/me will try to get a quick decision here


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