The evaluation process for Google Summer of Code 2007 is now over and we have received 8 student stipends from Google! There were 84 applications in total for the SIP Communicator project ideas and many of the candidates deserved to get a slot.
It really broke our hearts to reject many of those that we did, but on the other hand the students that we accepted are all very motivated, experienced and itching to get to work. Here's a short list of the students, their projects and assigned mentors:
Adam Goldstein (USA) - Account and contact details
Mentors: Yana Stamcheva, Martin Andr�
Aimar Gonzalez (Spain) - Support for JXTA Instant Messaging
Mentors: Emil Ivov, Vincent Lucas
Benoit Pradelle (France) - Support for SIMPLE
Mentors: Martin Andr�, Damian Minkov
Chris Vincenot (France) - Use FMJ (RTP3775 implementation)
Mentors: Emil Ivov, Jean Lorchat
Julien Waechter (France) - Shared Whiteboards
Mentors: Emil Ivov, Guillaume Schreiner
Ryan Ricard (USA) - Audio/Video Mailbox
Mentors: Yana Stamcheva, Alex Pelov
Shobhit Jindal (India) - SSH Support
Mentors: Pavel Tankov, Damian Minkov
Su Bing (China) - Implement SRTP (RTP encryption)
Mentors: Romain Kuntz, Jean Lorchat
A nice little list of very useful and cool features isn't it?
In the following weeks you should all be seeing messages from our GSoC students as they make progress so I'd like to ask everyone here to provide them with all the help they might need.
Let's wish them all good luck and happy coding!