GSOC 2012/Student Application jvlomax

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Contact Information

  • Username: jvlomax
  • Email Address: northlomax@gmail.com
  • Telephone: +47 96016061
  • Blog URL: /dev/null
  • Freenode IRC Nick: Lurimax

Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

Although I have never used Fedora on a permanent basis, I always try it from time to time (but my laptop has always needed tons of proprietary drivers). The thing that makes me always go back to is that I love the philosophy of Fedora, and I think there should always be a FOSS option out there when it comes to distros. And that is also the main reason I want to do this project. There are other audio studio spins (ubuntu and openSUSE both have), but there is no guaranteed FOSS alternative if you want to do audio mixing.

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 never contributed. I did contribute a little when openttd, an open source implementation of the game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", was making a music pack to ship with the game. You can read more from forums if wanted[1]. I backed out of the project before anything from me was contributed, due to frictions with the community and a co-contributor also backing out (for the same reasons). I have also played around with a distro called elementOS which was supposed to be the ultimate home theatre distro, providing support and helping to improve. Unfortunetly elementOS stopped being maintained 2 years ago and the project died. I still run a custom version of it at home, but I have never contributed any of my customizations.

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

This is my first GSoC

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

I would very much like to see the project through to the end (or until the first release). As I'm still studying at university, I don't feel like I have the time yet to contribute full time, put I would love to help with either package management or documentation some time in the future


Why should we choose you over the other applicants?

I might not have a huge amount of coding practice and I have never worked on a project of this scale. But I'm willing to learn and work hard to contribute as much as possible. I have also worked as a leader on several occasions in the past, and this has learnt me, it is that communication is very important. This project is very dependant on clear an concise communication, and I think I can meet the expectations needed in this area. You should also choose me because I can make very good chocolate chip cookies ;)