[Members] Google Summer of Code 2014 - Should the XSF Apply?

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 16:50:34 UTC 2013

I'm going to pitch something a bit out of left field here -


Freenode is the largest IRC network on the planet and it runs their own
ircd.  Every day more people use Freenode than use all MUC services
combined.  Most FOSS projects have a channel on there.  I've previously
proposed adding MUC service support to their standard ircds and the
developers were open to the idea.

This would make an awesome GSoC project, and I'd be happy to mentor it
though I think I could rope in a Freenode developer in to mentor it.  Quite
a few of them (last I knew) were in college and would likely love to be
paid $5500 to add this very awesome feature to the software they're already
very familiar with.

If Freenode added MUC support it'd open the door for all those thousands of
projects, and their millions of users a day, to use XMPP (including via
their websites) for help and developer communication.

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Simon Tennant <simon at buddycloud.com> wrote:

> On 28 November 2013 04:36, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 November 2013 22:53, Mike Taylor <bear at bear.im> wrote:
>> > I would like to ask anyone who has a project they think could benefit
>> > from GSoC Student helping to please reply here so we can get a good
>> > idea if this will work.
>> I'm quite sure we would be able to manage one or two students on
>> Prosody this year. I can get the community brainstorming again :)
> Likewise on the buddycloud side. Looking forward to spinning up some
> interesting projects and mentoring if we can get slots.
> S.
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