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Contact Information

Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

I recently started working in IT department at Istanbul Technical University. All computers in student laboratories at ITU has Fedora pre-installed by IT. I frequently use these computers, and I would like to contribute to make it better.

I also tried Fedora several times on my personal computer. I was impressed with the advanced installation process, however due to my relations with Pardus distribution, I never had chance to use it as my primary operating system.

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 am an active developer at Pardus GNU/Linux project. I am maintaining few (server related) packages and working on voting system in Package Manager.

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

I have proposed for an project at Pardus in GSoC 2010, however it was not accepted.

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 like to maintain my project and its package even years after this program. I might create patches for other packages that is related with this project (like apache, mysql, php), if I needed to.

Why should we choose you over the other applicants?

I have experience on Linux server administration for 3-4 years. I have used CPanel/WHM and Plesk before, and I have been configuring servers manually (without using control panels) since last year. I am familiar with Apache, MySQL, BIND configurations and documentations.

I am aware of how these control panels work, and also what users need/want.

Proposal Description

Please describe your proposal in detail. Include:

  • An overview of your proposal
  • The need you believe it fulfills
  • Any relevant experience you have
  • How do you intend to implement your proposal
  • Final deliverable of the proposal at the end of the period
  • A rough timeline for your progress
  • Any other details you feel we should consider

Have you communicated with a potential mentor? If so, who?

I have contacted with Dennis Gilmore. We have discussed about whether I should use database or configuration files as a data source. I have also contacted once more for asking about web frameworks.