[FFmpeg-devel] Gsoc application : Help

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Tue Mar 31 02:59:59 CEST 2009

Hi Thilo,

Thilo Borgmann wrote:
>>>    Currently i am doing the qualification task : Optimal Huffman
>>> tables for (M)JPEG. I want to know whether there is any specific
>>> qualification task for any specified project in the Soc?SInce i am
>>> working on Optimal huffman coding,Do i need to apply for any specific
>>> project?
>> No, there's no rules for that.
>> In fact, I would generally suggest that students propose multiple SoC
>> projects. Some (e.g. RTMP) are very popular, we have several
>> applications already, and only one will be chosen, it makes no sense
>> to have several students work on RTMP. We don't want to disappoint
>> other students who had a good qualification task also, so if you can,
>> propose several SoC projects. You can do as many as you like, and you
>> only need a single qualification task for all together.
> Do you inform students if there are more than one student want to work
> on the same topic so that changing or choose multiple GSoC projects?

This might happen, yes. Every student is welcome to choose more than one
project if they want to, and/or to improve their chance to have an
application accepted.

> Would you give not choosen students the oppertunity to change the
> project if rejected so the participation for GSoC would not get void?

Usually we do not. Student has to pass qualification task.

> Would you accept one student working on multiple GSoC projects?

No, by experience, GSOC projects are too heavy.


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