[Sugar-devel] Hi; GSoC?
michael at laptop.org
Fri Mar 19 01:58:38 EDT 2010
Welcome, and thanks for setting such a good example for other potential GSoC
> I wonder if this Zero/Sugar project could use some GSOC support,
I agree with Ben that 0install-related Sugar work likely encompasses at least
one good and worthy GSoC project.
First, it's a good springboard toward networking, cryptography, and UI design,
if you have interests in any of these areas.
Second, you'll get to meet and to work with maintainers from both 0install and
Sugar, so it will be a great open-source educational experience.
Thrid, it's got an exceptionally direct educational benefit; namely,
tremendously improved access to software for connected Sugar learners like
those in Uruguay, Paraguay, and elsewhere.
> or if there are more useful/important things to work on?
First, *definitely* take Walter up on his offer of advice. (In fact, if you're
both willing, please take notes and publish them; I'd like learn from your
Second, take a look at ideas that people have expressed interest in mentoring
in the past. Many of them are still relevant.
Third, talk to people visiting OLPC or Sugar deployments. Bernie Innocenti,
Daniel Drake, Bryan Berry, Caroline Meeks, and Simon Schampijer are all great
people to track down. (And there are many more, especially if you're interested
in making friends in the southern hemisphere.)
Finally, here's a short list of various people's essays and emails on exciting
technical problems and potential solutions from which you (or others) might
fashion an interesting and useful project:
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