Re: Lost GSoC Work in Perforce Repo

From: Warner Losh <>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2022 19:51:17 UTC
Hi Jake,

Thanks for your interest in this project.

For many years, the project had a license to Perforce servers. However,
perforce dropped FreeBSD support years ago and the old binaries have
effectively expired, so the project no longer has a license.

There may be ways to extract this data, hopefully in the form of a git
repo. I've sent inquiries and will let you know if it comes to anything.

I have a large collection of weird, obsolete memorabilia from the project,
including many copies of perforce trees. I checked, and none of them have
even partial data for this project. The data on the wayback machine isn't
complete, so we can't scrape it from there :(.


On Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 9:22 AM Jake Freeland <>

> Hi there,
> I am trying to dig up some work from a Google Summer of Code
> project back in 2008. I contacted the developer and they provided
> this link to retrieve it:
> .
> The code appears to be nested in the
> `//depot/projects/soc2008/rfrench_mpls/`
> directory from the depot tree back when FreeBSD used Perforce to manage
> experimental projects. I was wondering if anyone still has access to this
> code?
> I plan on finishing the work that this particular developer started for the
> upcoming 2022 GSoC. Having access to those files would prove helpful.
> Thank you,
> Jake Freeland