Google Summer of Code 2009 - Call for Ideas

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
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: (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
>> and
>> ) 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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