Summer of Code 2008 Project Ideas

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Mar 19 13:45:21 UTC 2008

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008, Murray Stokely wrote:

> The FreeBSD Project was again accepted as a mentoring organization for the 
> Google Summer of Code.  The student application period will begin next week 
> so if you have any ideas for great student projects, please send them to 
> soc-admins at or post them here for discussion.  A good student 
> project has a well defined purpose, some key FreeBSD developers that could 
> be identified as potential mentors, and is feasible for a student to 
> complete in a few months time.  The existing ideas list is available here :
> If you can suggest something (getting specific parts of valgrind working on 
> FreeBSD?) then please provide information in the form of the other projects 
> listed on the page as far as difficulty level, requirements, etc..

FYI, to students considering doing projects -- in the last day or two, we've 
made significant updates to the project ideas list.  If you looked a few days 
ago, please look again.  In particular, we've flagged a large number of 
potential SoC projects that were not there previously.  We've also filtered 
out some that looked too big to be a good 3-month summer project, although you 
can still find many on the full ideas list.  If you're going to work on a 
proposal for one of these projects, please directly contact the contacts 
listed for the project to get feedback before submitting your proposal.  We 
will continue to update the project ideas page as new ideas come in, so do 
keep checking back.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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