[Soc-coordination] DGSOC idea and discussion

Steffen Möller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Tue Mar 22 10:04:08 UTC 2011


On 03/21/2011 11:02 PM, Obey Arthur Liu wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Fred Concklin <fredconcklin at gmail.com>wrote
>> Hey all,
>>         I'm Fred Concklin. I'm interested in working for Debian during
>>         GSOC2011. I'm a junior at Hampshire College; I study CS (AI);
>>         I'm 21; I've been running GNU/Linux for 10 years.
>>         My particular area of interest is in mobile devices. I know
>>         that there was a request to work on the OpenMoko NeoFreerunner
>>         last year, but I haven't seen any mobile requests (other than
>>         virtualizing arm) this year.
>>         I have an OpenMoko NeoFreerunner with Debian on it but my basic
>>         feeling about the project is that it is more or less dead
>>         (please correct me if wrong).
> It is my opinion that it is a (very) dead horse.
Words that hurt.
>>         I thought I'd run this by the list and see what people
>>         think. Then I'd like to throw around ideas about the best
>>         approach. Then I'll submit my application for review,
>>         moderation, and wait it out in the applicant pool.
>>         Also, if there are other resources/lists/people to talk to
>>         please let me know.
> Have you had a thought about ChromeOS devices? Only the Cr-48 is kind of out
> though.
> I think there are interesting possibilities around /correctly/ porting
> Debian to these new devices.
> Indeed Debian has been quite popular due to its flexibility, modularity and
> ARM support, although the smart people who did the existing ports are not
> part of the Debian community.
Could there not be a way to specify exactly that as some sort of a
project? The GSoC could provide some extra helping hands to perform that
exact linking between those porters and our community.


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