Google Summer of Code 2009 - Call for Ideas
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Mon Mar 2 19:47:17 UTC 2009
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.
> 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
/me will try to get a quick decision here
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