[FFmpeg-devel] gnome-opw 2015
michaelni at gmx.at
Sun Oct 12 21:52:47 CEST 2014
On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 07:13:50PM +0200, Giorgio Vazzana wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> 2014-10-12 18:11 GMT+02:00 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
> > On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 05:49:54PM +0200, Giorgio Vazzana wrote:
> >> 2014-10-12 2:18 GMT+02:00 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
> >> > Hi
> >> >
> >> > On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 02:51:36AM +0530, Nikita Mantri wrote:
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> I am a 4th year B.Tech. student. As a part of gnome-opw 2015 programme, I
> >> >> would like to contribute to one of the development projects that is listed
> >> >> on the website. I have decided to contribute to the symmetric-key block
> >> >> ciphers project as i have an intermediate knowledge of cryptography. I have
> >> >> done a research project in cryptography and security primitives during my
> >> >> research internship period. I would be obliged if you will help me in start
> >> >> contributing to this project.
> >> >
> >> > there are already 2 other potential applicants for
> >> > "symmetric-key block ciphers", but if you want to try anyway, please
> >> > choose a related qualification task, like some hash function or
> >> > symmetric block cypher that FFmpeg doesnt support yet and that
> >> > noone else has picked as their qualification task.
> >> >
> >> > also, if you start working on a qualification task please add yourself
> >> > to the wiki
> >> >
> >> > also note that for qualification to be passed the code for the
> >> > qualification task has to be submited here and pass review, this
> >> > may take multiple iterations and has to happen before slot(s) are
> >> > assigned to applicants.
> >> >
> >> > Giorgio may have more or other comments, he is the mentor of the
> >> > "symmetric-key block ciphers" task ...
> >> Hello Nikita,
> >> thanks for your email. As Michael pointed out we already have two
> >> potential applicants for the "Symmetric-key block ciphers" project and
> >> I feel like I've reached the number of people I want to mentor in one
> >> round (allright, I didn't think this project would turn out to be so
> >> popular!)
> > note, its unlikely that more than one applicant for
> > "symmetric-key block ciphers" will get a slot, though it could happen
> > if there are 2 who submit very impressive qualification tasks and
> > theres noone submitting a good qualification task for something else
> > and if we do have enough slots ...
> Thanks, now it's more clear. Do we already know the total number of
> OPW slots for ffmpeg?
we will have 1 for certain, a second is IMHO quite plausible if we
have a 2nd qualified applicant for some project, 3 slots seem unlikely
at this point this is my personal guess from the information ive
read so far ...
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