SOC like program for ubuntu

Gaurav Saxena grvsaxena419 at
Thu Jun 2 17:34:04 UTC 2011


Thanks for replying :).

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 9:24 PM, Robbie Williamson <robbie at> wrote:

> On 05/29/2011 04:23 AM, Gaurav Saxena wrote:
> > Hello all
> >
> > I am an undergraduate computer engineering student . I am currently doing
> my
> > 6th semester . I am very much enthusiastic about ubuntu and have been
> using
> > ubuntu since my first semester.
> \o/
> > I am deeply inspired by the open source
> > developers' commitment and dedication for giving their best and not even
> > expecting any monetary benefits in lieu of it. I have seen that there is
> a
> > gsoc like program for promoting students to work for open source
> development
> > but ubuntu has not participated in it.
> Unfortunately, Google did not accept our application this year.

Ok. yes thats sad. Ubuntu is a renowned open source organization.

>  > Also there are programs by individual
> > organizations like NSOC by ns3 . But ubuntu does not have any program of
> > that kind (Please forgive me and aware me if any such program exists). I
> had
> > seen a link which had gsoc ideas for ubuntu . I am very much interested
> in
> > doing such type of project for ubuntu that will help promoting ubuntu and
> > making it a better operating system.
> So what's your interest?  The beauty about Ubuntu (and most other
> opensource projects) is that you can jump in where ever you want :).  I
> could help you with contact points, if you can provide me a list of
> areas you are interested in working with.

Yes thats really great. I have gone through the soc ideas list at ubuntu
wiki and found some very interesting projects. My personal interests are in
doing some programming related to algorithms. I liked the projects like
Ubuntu "System" Restore and Backup utility
Nautilus Improvements
Hardware device manager and hardware database

I would be glad to hear some ideas from you that are related to algorithms
and C/C++ programming.

> > I don't have much experience of working on large projects like that and
> this
> > is also a reason why I want to contribute to open source and to
> contribute
> > to my favourite open source software would be a wonderful experience. It
> > would be great if the community support my idea and it will be great if
> > possible that I could get a mentor for such type of project and a
> > certificate of completion for my academic benefit.
> An official certificate might be difficult, however I'm sure whomever
> you work with would be willing to provide an email certifying your
> participation.  Again, since the work is in the open, the need for a
> certificate of proof is much less ;).

Ok. Yes you are right that will be really great.

>  > Hoping for a positive reply.
> Hope my reply was positive :D

Yes indeed it was. I am very happy to work with my favorite organization

> -Robbie
> --
> Robbie Williamson <robbie at>
> robbiew[]
> "You can't be lucky all the time, but you can be smart everyday"
>  -Mos Def
> "Arrogance is thinking you are better than everyone else, while
> Confidence is knowing no one else is better than you." -Me ;)

Thanks and Regards ,
Gaurav Saxena
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