[gst-devel] Re: GStreamer as Google Summer of Code project

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller uraeus at gnome.org
Wed Apr 19 03:42:05 CEST 2006

On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 15:23 -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi,
> Exciting news, I hope you can get this roling.
> On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 11:35:19 +0200, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
> wrote:
> >         I have started the process of registering GStreamer as a summer
> >         of code project this year. If that is going to be a success for
> >         us we need two things, one is good ideas for what the SoC
> >         students can work on and even more importantly we need mentors.
> Who gets the money? There's no such thing as the GStreamer Foundation.

Well I guess we could do like the Gimp project have done with the money
and let the GNOME Foundation for instance hold the money for us. Not
sure what we could/should do with the money apart from maybe paying the
domain name fees for gstreamer,org and gstreamer.net. Maybe making
GStreamer t-shirts? :)
That said I got a negative response from Google this morning. I am now
trying to appeal that decision, but it do mean that at this point
acceptance into the program isn't the most likely outcome. We could
still do some SoC projects under the banner of other projects, but it do
limit us a bit I guess.
So if we work from the other projects angle there are currently at least
3 projects where I think it would be natural for us to submit some
projects under like GNOME, KDE , Mono. I already checked with GNOME and
they are fine with us submitting some projects under their name. And I
guess neither KDE or Mono would reject a relevant project submitted
under their name. 
I let you all know how things develop and which path we need to take.

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