[lm-sensors] LM Sensors autoconfig tool project awarded as google SOC project
Hans de Goede
j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Wed May 24 13:37:58 CEST 2006
First of all apologies for not communicating and / or coordinating this
with you earlier.
Besides writing the abituguru driver I'm also active (actually mainly
active) as a Fedora contributer. A few weeks ago the Fedora board asked
for ideas/projects for Fedora's participation in Google's Summer of Code
(SOC: http://code.google.com/soc/). Ever since working on the abituguru
driver I've had this dream / project in my head for better & easier
autoconfiguration of lm_sensors for a specific setup.
Thus I took this chance to propose an lm_sensors autoconfig tool as a
Fedora SOC project. As already said sorry for not involving you all
earlier, I didn't expect much to come of this.
It has turned out however that much has come of this. 4 "students" have
submitted official applications to google to undertake this project!
And 2 more have send me emails but didn't file their applications with
google. And I have applicated to be the Mentor for one of these students
who seems like an excellent candidate.
Its very likely (not 100% official yet) that this project will be
approved and that the student I've applicated to Mentor will be working
on this this summer.
Even though this is a Fedora project, I believe that the lm_sensors
team/community getting involved is important if not vital and that the
project should be implemented in an as distro neutral way as possible,
hence my mail to you.
For the project as described by me when suggesting it see:
As part of the application process the student has reworded this in his
own words for his application, but since this isn't 100% official yet,
so that ain't public yet. Suffice it to say that his application is much
like my proposal.
Within the next week or so we (the student and I) must create a timeline
and a clear set of deliverables which should be the end result of this
project. I'll ask the student to subscribe to this list ASAP and to post
and discuss a proposal here.
In the mean time it would help if you could read:
and give initial comments/feedback based on that.
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