GSOC 2012/Student Application Samridh90

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Contact Information

  • Name: Samridh Srinath
  • Email Address: samridh90@gmail.com
  • Telephone: +919945817784
  • Blog URL: Started a blog at http://samridh90.tumblr.com. That's where I'll be blogging my progress through the summer
  • Freenode IRC Nick: samy241190 on freenode. You can find me on #fedora-devel or #aeolus but you can also send me a message privately.

Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

Fedora 11 was the first linux distro I ever used and even though from then I've used many other distros, I always find myself coming back to Fedora again and again.
I'm using Fedora 15 currently (for me, the GNOME 3 desktop was a big attraction), but that's the part that I want to change. I've always been a user but never a contributor. It's time that I gave back to the FOSS community after so many years of taking from it.

Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or with any another open source project as a contributor (if possible please add some references as well)?

I have not had any experience contributing to the Fedora project or in fact, any other open source project in the past. But it's never too late to start is it? :)
As I mentioned above, this time around I want to contribute to the Fedora project, and what better way for a college student to start than through GSoC.

Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?

I have not participated in past GSoC programs.

Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2012 program, if yes, which team(s)/area(s), you are interested with?

Honestly, given a good start, I would definitely be willing to continue contributing to the Fedora project on a more permanent basis in the future. I am passing out of college June of 2012 and after that, I'm sure that I will have the time and inclination to support a project as large as Fedora.
I have not really explored all the teams that come under Fedora. I am interested in the aeolus-project and

Why should we choose you over the other applicants?