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please answer following questions

Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

Besides being an IT professional, I am a social activist and I believe that everyone should have the freedom to get the requirements for a respectable life. I am deeply inspired by the philosophy of open source software and find that Fedora is doing what it stands for. By working with Fedora, I shall be able to use my technical skills to contribute to progress, to freedom and development of mankind. Nevertheless, by working with Fedora, I shall also be able to improve myself and live a life truly meaningful, which I dream of.

Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or any other open source project as a contributor?

I have joined the Fedora project a couple of months ago and present I am contributing to Fedora L10N project and Fedora Marketing Project. I am also trying to contribute to the Fedora documentation project.

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

No I did not participate with any of the past GSOC programs.

Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2014 program, if yes, which team(s), you are interested with?

I have come to know about GSoC 2014 only a few days ago while I have been involved with the Fedora project from last December. I shall continue contributing to the Fedora project after the GSoC 2014 program as Fedora truly upholds the spirit of open source software which has inspired me to take up learning computer science. It would be a dream come true if I could contribute substantially and help others, to do so in future. That would be my status even if there would have been no GSoC.

I shall like to get involved with package maintainer, website and documentation teams after the project.

Why should we choose you over other applicants?

I can handle C, C++, Java, Python well, but I know there may be others who do the same or even better. What makes me different is perhaps the passion in me to uphold the philosophy of open source software. I learn things very fast and as stated earlier, I intend to use the things that I learn, the expertise that I achieve and the skills that I develop for freedom, for development and not for narrow personal gains. That is the philosophy of my life and that is why I got to know Fedora. That is why I intend to be with Fedora for as long as I am capable of doing anything. You chose me or don't, either ways you will find me as a strong volunteer true to your objectives. If you chose me, you give me the training and the capability to do things better, and of course enlighten my soul.