MeeGo is an open source project created by merging the Moblin and Maemo software platforms, producing a state of the art Linux stack targeting hardware platforms such as netbooks, handhelds, ,in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs and media phones. We, the MeeGo community, are made up of all the people who collectively work on or with Meego: platform and application developers, users, vendors, and other contributors; currently we have more than 18000 registered members, and are enlarging daily. MeeGo's governance model is based on a meritocracy.
We value the work that has been done in previous Google Summer of Code events, and we believe they have had a measurable positive effect in the participating organizations by providing them with much required help and resources. We also have already seen some students interested in participating in a potential MeeGo participation in the Summer of Code.
Bringing new, talented developers with their innovative ideas to MeeGo is also one of our main objectives. Just by trying to participate in GSoC we are already seeing the benefits, as everyone has tried to brainstorm and document his best ideas.
We have not formally participate in any previous GSoC. However, many of us come from the maemo.org community which successfully participated in the 2007, 2009 and 2010 editions. Most of the projects ended correctly and the community is enjoying the applications and enhancements that were developed as part of our involvement with the program.
We have not participated in any previous GSoCs. However, as said, most of us come from the maemo.org community which did participate. We have data from the previous maemo.org 's participations:
2010: 9/10 students passed.
2007: 3/ 5
The main MeeGo development mailing list address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
All MeeGo community mailing lists can be found at: http://meego.com/community/mailing-lists
The main forum for discussing MeeGo community-related topics is: http://forum.meego.com/
The main IRC channel for the MeeGo community is #meego on Freenode IRC. However, we might create an specific channel for GSoC relative topics depending on traffic.
* Project title * Project Abstract (short description, can be the same used above) * Project full description * Project tasks and deliverables * Project schedule * Do you have other commitments during the summer of code coding period ? If yes, what kind of commitments ? * Why are you the right person for this project ? * What are the benefits of your project for the Maemo Community ? * Contact information (email/IM/IRC nickname) * Short Biography (academic work, open source background and other activities that you like to do)
Most of the current individuals are established members with years long records of participation in either maemo.org or MeeGo development. A big majority are former GSoC mentors or students (not necessarily from either MeeGo or maemo.org). They have proven track records in the open source world.
We will also strive to assign to approved projects the most knowledgeable mentors in the areas each project is about.
Our first step will be a careful selection process; we do not want to overload a student with more work than what we believe he might been able to do.
Every selected project will have at least one backup mentor; in case problems with the primary mentor arise. The organization administration members will also be in touch with all of the mentors in order to provide help and assistance throughout the duration of the project, to avoid possible problems as soon as possible.
We will encourage all of the students to get involved in our mailing lists and IRC channels as soon as possible.
I (javispedro) am a former student that participated on the 2010 GSoC as a student.