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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Prepping for GSOC 2014 [URGENT] - deadline Feb 14 2014


I did a tidy-up of the Mirage/XAPI projects at the bottom. I've deleted some old projects after speaking with their technical contacts (in particular Jon Ludlam and Jonathan Davies) and I've deleted the networking one at the end since that work is in progress anyway.

I've had a stab at classifying them as 'GSoC'-friendly or not, mainly based on difficulty.

Are we still planning to add a Mentor section with photos and bios?


On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM, Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all,

the GSoC application deadline is coming up : Feb 2014. If we want to have any chance of getting accepted this year, we ought to get our project list into good shape. The project list and how the project and menters present themselves has a bigger impact on whether we get accepted than the actual application.

Also, I would like to add a mentor section this year: a short bio, what the mentor cares about and a picture. This will help make the project list more real.

We have *4 weeks* to do this. The bar for GSoC has been getting increasingly high. I know, we are tied down with Xen 4.4, but this is something you need to do if you want the Xen Project to participate.

a) Please, update http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Development_Projects urgently (these need to be in good shape *before* the application). What I need you to do is:
a.1) Remove items that are done
a.2) Add new work items : we ought to have a few sexy topics on say Real-time, mobile and some of the other segments (assuming we can get HW)
a.3) All project proposals need to be peer reviewed *and* clear ... The peer review process for projects we put in place last year worked well, by which we had past mentors sign of project proposals that were in good enough state.

b) Anyone who has some kernel/linux/bsd/distro/qemu work-items, should get these listed on the respective other programs. And we should link to these from our project page.

Best Regards
P.S.: I will also see whether we can participate as Xen Project under the LF GSoC program, but last year there was push-back and I don't expect this to change

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