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summer coding for 2008



The page for ideas for Fedora projects that interns and summer coding
students can tackle is now open:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SummerOfCode/2008/Ideas

"Good ye gods, Karsten, it's December, why are you worried about that
now?"

Glad you asked.

Fedora got a much smaller number of student slots last year compared to
projects of a similar or much smaller size.  The GSoC team responds when
you have lots of good proposals from students by giving you more slots.
We didn't have good ideas out early, we didn't do much publicity early,
and students didn't get many proposals in.

So, the more ideas on that page, the better.  Work can actually happen
on an upstream project, through Fedora, if it brings benefits to Fedora.
(We did this with Moin Moin the last two years, as well as GNOME's
Damned Lies this last year.)

Is there anyone interested in helping to coordinate idea creation for
the various intern programs we can be part of?

Remember that although some programs require students to work on solo
coding projects, they can be modular parts of a greater whole.  Students
can also come from within the existing communities.

Depending on interest, we'll probably hold a BarCamp and/or a hackfest
session on this topic at FUDCon.  The goal is to be prepared and loud
about it, so when Google opens the proposal doors in the Spring(?),
Fedora is more than ready.

- Karsten
-- 
Karsten Wade, Developer Community Mgr.
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