[Members] Summer of Code proposals and applications

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Wed May 17 10:31:25 CDT 2006


On 17/05/06 at 17:16 +0200, Étienne Lavanant wrote:
> 2006/5/17, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk>:
> 
> >I think a couple of examples of projects of a larger scale would at
> >the least allow me to better understand what it is I'm disagreeing
> >with ;)
> >
> 
> What I understand from Lucas' mail is that he would like projects like
> distributed monitoring of the Jabber Network (which he did propose) :
> http://wiki.jabber.org/index.php/Summer_of_Code_2006#Federation
> An other example of a project non-related to a specific client or server
> would be a tool to test XMPP compliancy of clients or servers.
> Maybe also writting a component which could be plugged on any Jabber server
> would enter this category.
> So on...

Exactly.

> I agree that it would be good to have some of these projects but I do not
> see it as a problem to have projects related to a specific client or server
> as long as they are innovating or original and not just day to day work on a
> software.
> 
> For example, making a software (client or server) support a JEP that nobody
> else support would benefit a lot to the all Jabber community. However,
> making a software support a JEP that many other softwares already support
> would not benefit as much to the Jabber community and would be too software
> specific.

Exactly again. However, next year, maybe it would be a better idea if
big software projects like psi or ejabberd applied to become mentoring
organizations on their own, instead of going through the JSF for this.

I like to this of the JSF as software-agnostic, and allocating more
resources to one or the other project doesn't really apply to this
definition.
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