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=== Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project? ===
 
=== Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project? ===
  
=== Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or with any another open
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My second stint as a Fedora user started about an year back, and liked it much more than I had about 10 years ago when I first started using Linux. I was nursing the idea of a custom Linux distribution for scientific and numerical computing for quite some time. I started exploring the options of creating this spin based on Fedora, and the Fedora project's easy and transparent way to propose a custom spin attracted me. In no time I had the Scientific Spin's process rolling. The Scientific Spin was released along with Fedora 16, thanks to the welcoming and co-operative nature of the Spins SIG, release engineering and the Fedora design and websites team.
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This first involvement and my growing understanding of the Fedora community makes it a first choice for me for GSoC 2012. Needless to say, my involvement won't start or cease with GSoC.
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'''Past involvement with Fedora Project:'''
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* Creator and Maintainer of the ''Fedora Scientific Spin''
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* Mailing list moderator of the SciTech SIG
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* Packager ([https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799810 Review awaited])
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'''Past involvement with other Open Source projects:'''
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* [http://wiki.netbeans.org/AmitKumarSaha NetBeans IDE]
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* [http://echorand.me/code/ Miscellaneous ]
  
 
=== Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations? ===
 
=== Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations? ===

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Contact Information

  • Email Address: amitksaha@fedoraproject.org
  • Blog URL: http://echorand.me
  • Freenode IRC Nick: amitksaha

Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

My second stint as a Fedora user started about an year back, and liked it much more than I had about 10 years ago when I first started using Linux. I was nursing the idea of a custom Linux distribution for scientific and numerical computing for quite some time. I started exploring the options of creating this spin based on Fedora, and the Fedora project's easy and transparent way to propose a custom spin attracted me. In no time I had the Scientific Spin's process rolling. The Scientific Spin was released along with Fedora 16, thanks to the welcoming and co-operative nature of the Spins SIG, release engineering and the Fedora design and websites team.

This first involvement and my growing understanding of the Fedora community makes it a first choice for me for GSoC 2012. Needless to say, my involvement won't start or cease with GSoC.


Past involvement with Fedora Project:

  • Creator and Maintainer of the Fedora Scientific Spin
  • Mailing list moderator of the SciTech SIG

Past involvement with other Open Source projects:

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

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

Why should we choose you over the other applicants?