OpenSuse joins Google Summer of Code

 

The Novell sponsored openSuse project has announced that it has 10 projects being funded through Google's Summer of Code 2008..

The annual event offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects.

Google aims to inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development and to help open source projects identify and bring in new developers.

"I am very pleased that Google has chosen to provide us with 10 slots in the Summer of Code programme," said Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, community manager at openSuse.

"It is a great programme that allows community projects to develop new features or applications and, more important, to provide a way for new contributors to learn how to work with open source projects.

"We not only get valuable code, but we are able to work closely with the next generation of contributors."

Brockmeier claimed that interest was high as the openSuse project received more than 50 applications for its 10 allocated slots, and is confident that the students will be valuable contributors in the long run.

Google Summer of Code has funded more than 1,500 students and 2,000 mentors from 90 countries over the past three years. This year the project is funding 1,125 students with 175 open source projects.

The projects funded by Google are as follows:

  • LTSP GUI Management for openSuse by Jan Weber (mentored by Jigish Gohil)
  • Interactive Crash Analysis by Nikolay Derkach (mentored by Jan Blunck)
  • Face-Based Authentication by Rohan Anil (mentored by Alex Lau Chun Yin)
  • Grub4ext4: Enable ext4 File System as Boot Partition by PengTao (mentored by Coly Li)
  • New Approach for RPM Packages Creation by Andrei Oprisan (mentored by Stanislav Brabec)
  • Libzypp Download Failover by Gerard Farràs i Ballabriga (mentored by Peter Poeml)
  • Gnome Build Service Client for openSuse by Mario Ðanic (mentored by Rodrigo Moya)
  • Integration of OpenID Consumer to Build Service by Hameedullah Khan (mentored by Cornelius Schumacher)
  • Migration Assistant Reloaded by Peter Libic (mentored by Pavol Rusnak)
  • Build Service-Eclipse Integration by Long Hong (mentored by Michal Marek)

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


OpenSuse joins Google Summer of Code
 
 
 
Top Stories
Content, cost & constant innovation: How Foxtel plans to take on Netflix
Nell Payne inhabits the “brave new world of blue strings and networking”. Just don't ask her to put a TV screen on your microwave.
 
Sending in the drones
Margins are getting tighter in the industrial services industry, so Transfield Services' Stephen Phillips looks offshore - and to the skies - for the solutions he needs to keep pace.
 
Westpac fires starting pistol on core banking upgrade
St George readies itself for move to Celeriti.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Should Optus make a bid for iiNet?

   |   View results
Yes
  44%
 
No
  56%
TOTAL VOTES: 522

Vote