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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Google Summer of Code / ham radio

From: Martin Braun
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Google Summer of Code / ham radio
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 11:52:18 -0800
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Just to put this all into perspective, Daniel got in touch with us prior
to our acceptance regarding collaboration on such a project. The
collaboration would be between GNU Radio and the Debian project.


On 03/08/2016 11:40 AM, Marcus Müller wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> not to break your enthusiasm, but seeing that the GNU Radio Live DVD
> works quite well right now, I don't really see the benefit of converting
> it to Debian.
> Regarding the Ham things: That's something that I can only emphasize:
> Students, whatever qualification, experiences and projects you have done
> with radio, it's probably not the worst idea to mention that! Also,
> especially Ham Radio has a very active crowd, so if you can find a
> project that suits you and you'd like to see it do something related
> with amateur radio operation, it's very likely that you can get active
> help here.
> In general: Get in contact, do that early, talk about what you want to
> do and what skills you bring and think you'll need to acquire. Every
> positive interaction with the community definitely makes you more
> valuable to the project :)
> Cheers,
> Marcus
> On 03/08/2016 07:06 PM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> On 04/02/16 18:51, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>>> On 04/02/16 18:35, Martin Braun wrote:
>>>> Daniel,
>>>> that sounds pretty good! We're currently polishing our ideas list (the
>>>> current draft is at
>>>> http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/GSoCIdeas). We could
>>>> probably write up a project idea on our wiki page, and then copy it to
>>>> your ideas list, or vice versa.
>>> Having the idea on both lists is perfectly OK, we should probably create
>>> links between them though so it is clear that it is a collaboration
>>>> Note that we didn't get accepted into GSoC last year, so I'm not sure
>>>> what our chances are. I'm sure we can find a mentor, though.
>>> That is another reason to have this on the Debian ideas list as well.
>>> If GNU Radio is not accepted but Debian is accepted then the project can
>>> still potentially go ahead.  It also depends on the number of slots that
>>> Google allocates to each selected project.  The Google system allows us
>>> to register multiple mentors for a student, so we could potentially have
>>> both a GNU Radio developer and a Debian Developer linked to the same
>>> student.  Both mentors would also have an equal chance of selection for
>>> the mentor summit.
>> Debian and GNU Radio are both confirmed in GSoC this year, is there
>> interest in advertising this idea[1] for converting the GNU Radio live
>> DVD into a Debian Live project, merging with the Debian Ham CD?
>> For all those students who have joined the mailing list recently, do any
>> of you have a ham radio license?
>> I'm happy to write up a project idea that can go on both the Debian and
>> GNU Radio wikis (and also my blog) but I would like to find somebody
>> with more comprehensive GNU Radio knowledge to be part of the mentoring
>> team for it.
>> Regards,
>> Daniel
>> 1. https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/discuss-gnuradio/2016-02/msg00051.html
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