[Ffmpeg-devel] GSoC'07 Call For Mentors

Aurelien Jacobs aurel
Wed Mar 7 22:42:41 CET 2007

On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 21:02:01 +0100
Steve Lhomme <slhomme at corecodec.com> wrote:

> Mike Melanson wrote:
> > Steve Lhomme wrote:
> >> Mike Melanson wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> Another thing about the Google Summer of Code: Email me if you are 
> >>> interested in taking on the responsibility of mentoring a student 
> >>> project. Not a small task; we want to have a rigorous series of 
> >>> checkpoints for each project and consistent contact with each student 
> >>> to mitigate certain problems we had last year.
> >>
> >> There are already 3 persons available for the matroska muxer:
> >> - Aurelien Jacobs
> >> - Ronald Bultje
> >> - myself
> >>
> >> I suppose the official mentor but be someone with strong FFMPEG ties ? 
> >> That would mean Aurelien.

I agree, and I'm ready for the task.
So it seems I will be the official mentor.

> >> Otherwise I can be the mentor, given I know 
> >> matroska best and I know how libavformat works.

I also have a good knowledge of matroska, being the author of current
MPlayer's Matroska demuxer.
But some help with mentoring this project is very welcomed.

> > If anyone has a financial motivation, a mentoring spot is worth $500, 
> > paid by Google (less taxes, unless we can figure out some non-profit 
> > scam this year).
> As I already have a paying job, I'll leave that to Aurelien or Ronald if 
> they don't.

Same here.
We could probably agree on spliting it, or giving it to the ffmpeg project
if it can do any good. Anyway, that shouldn't cause any trouble.


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