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From: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
To: "Alexey Zaytsev" <alexey.zaytsev@gmail.com>
Cc: "Pekka Enberg" <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>,
	"Linus Torvalds" <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Linux kernel mailing list" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@elte.hu>,
	"Vegard Nossum" <vegard.nossum@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Google's Summer of Code?
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 15:23:03 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080304152303.2a041814@cuia.boston.redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <f19298770803041205i21a0c6d2mdf712b52cb00cfd5@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 23:05:34 +0300
"Alexey Zaytsev" <alexey.zaytsev@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 10:55 PM, Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi> wrote:
> >  On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> >  >  > Are there any plans to send an application of Linux kernel as a mentor
> >  >  > organization for Google's Summer of Code this year? I think there are
> >  >  > probably a lot of students interested in hacking on the kernel. And
> >  >  > no, I am not volunteering to send that application but I would be
> >  >  > interested in being a mentor.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 9:35 PM, Linus Torvalds
> >  <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >  >  We haven't done it before (afaik), and I don't think we've had anybody
> >  >  sign up to suggest a project and mentor it. It's probably worth talking to
> >  >  people in other projects that have done the gsoc thing before.

Actually, I have a list of possible projects online already:

http://kernelnewbies.org/KernelProjects

The list is on a wiki and "unfiltered", so we may need to look into the
quality of the proposals a bit more before Summer of Code, and/or accept
proposals by the Summer of Code volunteers and help them make sure their
proposals are useful.

> Maybe the Kernelnewbies should stand up as the mentoring organisation?

Kernelnewbies is just a community of people, without much organization.

However, I would be happy to coordinate a group of mentors for Linux
kernel Summer of Code as well as be a mentor for the kernel subsystems
that I know something about.

If we can find mentors to cover most of the kernel (volunteers? anyone?),
we can do a good enough job of mentoring the students that we could sign
up for Summer of Code.

Summer of Code could also be a good way to get some kernel related work
done, for example LTP tests for kernel subsystems that do not have a
test suite yet.  Maybe not the most interesting work, but it can be very
educational as well as useful - that and $5000 may be enough to motivate
students to get some of this "boring work" done :)

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  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-04 20:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-04 18:45 Pekka Enberg
2008-03-04 19:35 ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-04 19:55   ` Pekka Enberg
2008-03-04 20:05     ` Alexey Zaytsev
2008-03-04 20:23       ` Rik van Riel [this message]
2008-03-05 13:57         ` Giacomo A. Catenazzi
2008-03-05 15:38           ` Romano Giannetti
2008-03-06  8:36         ` Pekka Enberg
2008-03-04 20:13     ` Andrew Morton
2008-03-04 20:38       ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-05  2:01         ` text processing (Re: Google's Summer of Code?) Oleg Verych
2008-03-04 21:44       ` kernelprojects::menuconfig [was:Re: Google's Summer of Code?] Jan Engelhardt
2008-03-05  6:09         ` Willy Tarreau
2008-03-04 20:51 ` Google's Summer of Code? Avi Kivity
2008-03-04 21:11 Casey Schaufler
2008-03-05  7:41 ` Avi Kivity

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