Summer of Code 2008 Project Ideas

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Mar 19 21:17:20 UTC 2008

Robert Watson wrote:
> 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.

Also, keep in mind that you can submit more than one application if 
there are multiple projects you find interesting (or we add some later). 
  You can also come up with your own project ideas if we have missed one :)


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