Changes between Version 24 and Version 25 of gsoc/application

Mar 12, 2010 4:03:24 PM (11 years ago)


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    11= Organization application =
    2  1. Organization name?[[BR]]
     2 1. Organization Name?[[BR]]
    33 I2P
    4  1. Describe your organization.[[BR]]
     4 1. Description.[[BR]]
    55 The I2P project aims to extend users privacy by providing an anonymous communication network. It was founded in 2003 and attracted several thousand users so far. The development work is done by an international group (with both anonymous and known participants). We coordinate over IRC or discussion in a forum.[[BR]]
    66 I2P uses onion routing (an encryption layer is added for each router messages need to pass) for its anonymous network and is somewhat similar to Tor. The main difference from many other projects is that we try to build a VPN-like network. All traffic and all applications can stay within our network. This allows more resistance against attackers.[[BR]]
    1313   a. Development of applications on top of I2P in any programming language, due to a simple socket interface for programs.
    1414   a. An easy and user-friendly install, so anyone can be anonymous without too much trouble.
    15  1. Home Page URL?[[BR]]
     15 1. Home page?[[BR]]
    17  1. What license(s) does your project use?[[BR]]
     17 1. Main Organization License?[[BR]]
    1818 BSD
    1919 1. Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2010? What do you hope to gain by participating?[[BR]]
    2020 Multiple developers work on the I2P project, but we would like to get some extra people involved. As I2P is an anonymity and security project, it's important for us to get a lot of peer review ('many eyeballs'-principle). Extra developers would also allow an increased focus on less 'evolved' parts of the project.
    2121 [[BR]]Another important reason for us to apply is the publicity and community size. By drawing additional attention to the I2P project, we believe it's possible to increase the size of the community. This would in turn improve the anonymity of the users.
    22  1. Has your group participated previously? If so, please summarize your involvement and any past successes and failures.[[BR]]
     22 1. Did your organization participate in past GSoCs? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation.[[BR]]
    2323 No.
    2424 1. If your organization participated in past GSoCs, please let us know the ratio of students passing to students allocated, e.g. 2006: 3/6 for 3 out of 6 students passed in 2006.[[BR]]
    2525 Not applicable
     26 1. Add a Comment (optional)
     27 -
    2628 1. If your organization has not previously participated in GSoC, have you applied in the past? If so, for what year(s)?[[BR]]
    2729 2009, but due to some technical difficulties with viewmtn(which have been moved to trac now), the review team was unable to take a closer look at the code browser.
    2830 1. What is the URL for your ideas page?[[BR]]
    30  1. What is the main public mailing list for your group?[[BR]]
     32 1. What is the main development mailing list for your organization? This question will be shown to students who would like to get more information about applying to your organization for GSoC 2010. If your organization uses more than one list, please make sure to include a description of the list so students know which to use.[[BR]]
    3133 The forum at is mostly used for general support discussion, while the forum at is mostly used for development discussion.
    32  1. Where is the main IRC channel for your group?[[BR]]
     34 1. What is the main IRC channel for your organization?[[BR]]
    3335 freenode|irc2p: #i2p (Not many people are in the Freenode channel, most are on #i2p in irc2p (inside I2P).)
    34  1. Comment[[BR]]
    35  ...
    36  1. Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now.[[BR]]
     36 1. Add a Comment (optional):[[BR]]
     37 -
     38 1. Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now. Please note that it is a very good idea to ask students to provide you with their contact information as part of your template. Their contact details will not be shared with you automatically via the GSoC 2010 site.[[BR]]
    3739 Yes. See [wiki:gsoc/ideas here](top of the page).
    38  1. What criteria did you use to select these individuals as mentors? Please be as specific as possible.
     40 1. What criteria did you use to select the individuals who will act as mentors for your organization? Please be as specific as possible:[[BR]]
    3941  - Experience with I2P code in general, and with the suggested project proposals in particular.
    4042  - Knowledge of the I2P community.
    4143  - People skills: getting along with others and resolving conflicts. This includes helping new users (which, according to us, indicates a willingness to help GSoC students as well)
    42  1. What is the main development mailing list or forum for your organization?[[BR]]
    43  http://zzz.i2p/  (or for outside of I2P)
    4444 1. What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?[[BR]]
    4545 First of all, we'll try to avoid having students disappear, by keeping regular contact and trying to help them solve any problems they encounter. In the event a student should disappear, we will make sure we have their contact information already, so we can easily contact them and persuade them to carry on with the project (possibly with extra guidance). We will also try to notice early on when a student is no longer motivated, by checking on the progress they're making.