[jitsi-dev] GSoC 2014 is ON!


#1

Hello everyone,

As you probably know the GSoC selection process is now over and we are ready to welcome our new students:

Thomas, Aakash and Lishunyang, welcome to the team and get ready for one exciting summer!

A few quick words of advice and information to get you guys warmed up:

1. Make sure you subscribe to our dev list. This would be your primary means of communication. Also make sure that you have the XMPP coordinates for your mentor so that you can chat with them on a regular basis

2. Start playing with the code now. Officially coding hasn't started yet, but if you'd like to be productive when it does, you need to start tinkering now.

3. During the summer, we will be meeting every Friday at meet.jit.si. This way mentors and students will be sharing their progress and problems. During the bonding period we will be meeting these meetings on a bi-weekly basis because they would mostly be about getting to know each other and your initial questions.

The first meeting is going to take place on Friday May 2nd at 10:00 UTC.

4. We'd need you to download, print, sign, scan and send back to contact@bluejimp.com BlueJimp's contributor agreement. You can get it here: http://bluejimp.com/bca.pdf

5. We will be creating GitHub projects for each one of you, within https://github.com/jitsi

6. Your specific mid term and final objectives will come a bit later and can change during the summer.

7. We'd appreciate it if you guys could maintain blogs with your progress and (or) keep this list updated on how your are doing.

8. Questions are welcome! :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Emil

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#2

Congratulations to the Jitsi GSoC students

I notice one project involves porting TurnServer to Java and possibly
enhancing ice4j - let me know if you want to collaborate on getting
ice4j and its dependencies (and eventually the new TurnServer) packaged
in Debian or stop supporting the original TurnServer package.

One other thing that comes to mind for TURN: for the debian.org
community TURN server, we would like to be able to use RADIUS for
authentication. I documented some of the ideas on the reTurn wiki, but
it could be just as applicable for Jitsi TurnServer:

https://www.resiprocate.org/Improving_RADIUS_Support

This would enable a single FreeRADIUS server with HA1 values to
authenticate both SIP and TURN users, so the SIP and TURN servers don't
need to keep the HA1 values themselves. If the SIP proxy or TURN server
is compromised, there is no risk of losing the HA1 values because they
would not be in the address space of the process that has been
compromised (think heartbleed).

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On 23/04/14 19:46, Emil Ivov wrote:

Hello everyone,

As you probably know the GSoC selection process is now over and we are
ready to welcome our new students:

Thomas, Aakash and Lishunyang, welcome to the team and get ready for one
exciting summer!

A few quick words of advice and information to get you guys warmed up:

1. Make sure you subscribe to our dev list. This would be your primary
means of communication. Also make sure that you have the XMPP
coordinates for your mentor so that you can chat with them on a regular
basis

2. Start playing with the code now. Officially coding hasn't started
yet, but if you'd like to be productive when it does, you need to start
tinkering now.

3. During the summer, we will be meeting every Friday at meet.jit.si.
This way mentors and students will be sharing their progress and
problems. During the bonding period we will be meeting these meetings on
a bi-weekly basis because they would mostly be about getting to know
each other and your initial questions.

The first meeting is going to take place on Friday May 2nd at 10:00 UTC.

4. We'd need you to download, print, sign, scan and send back to
contact@bluejimp.com BlueJimp's contributor agreement. You can get it
here: http://bluejimp.com/bca.pdf

5. We will be creating GitHub projects for each one of you, within
https://github.com/jitsi

6. Your specific mid term and final objectives will come a bit later and
can change during the summer.

7. We'd appreciate it if you guys could maintain blogs with your
progress and (or) keep this list updated on how your are doing.

8. Questions are welcome! :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Emil