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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:26:34 +0200
From: Stanislav Uzunchev <>
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code 2012 (GSoC)

Hi, all. I am applying quote from the ideas page on openwall's site.
My question is what is the priority of this task. I am going to apply
for gsoc and i want to chose a task with higher priority to avoid
preparing my application for something that is not nescecary. Regards.

*Functionality available out of the box needs to be expanded in
multiple ways, including:
*Need to have full LAMP stack in the base system. We need to add
Apache, MySQL, PHP - and do so in *accordance with our project
concepts, which will include some security-relevant changes.
*DHCP and PPP/PPPoE/PPTP client support (add userland packages,
introduce privilege separation where *needed)
*Assorted extra packages that are in line with typical uses, concepts,
and goals of Owl
*Support and setup a package repository (for easier updates), possibly
with Zypper, yum, or apt

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> Hi,
> As many of you are aware, Openwall participated in Google Summer of Code
> (GSoC) last year.  We worked with 5 students under the GSoC program, we
> got useful stuff done (with some of it being in mainline Linux kernels
> and in released versions of John the Ripper now), and we met new people
> some of whom are now involved with our projects.
> So we're going to do it again: Openwall is a mentoring organization for
> Google Summer of Code 2012.
> Here's our ideas page (includes ideas on Owl, John the Ripper, and more):
> (Some updates to the ideas list are forthcoming.)
> For those not familiar with Google Summer of Code:
> Nmap project ( summarizes GSoC as follows:
> "This innovative and extraordinarily generous program provides $5,000
> stipends to 1,000+ college and graduate students to create and enhance
> open source software during their summer break.  Students gain valuable
> experience, get paid, strengthen their resume, and write code which will
> be distributed freely and used by millions of people!"
> We'd like to hear from students interested in working on any of the
> ideas or on their own "creative and relevant idea".  Per GSoC 2012
> timeline, students now have 10 days to approach us (and/or other GSoC
> mentoring organizations) to informally discuss and propose projects, and
> then another 10 days to apply under the GSoC program formally:
> March 17-25:
> Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring
> organizations.
> March 26:
> Student application period opens.
> April 6:
> Student application deadline.
> Please do contact us if you're interested.
> Alexander

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