[maemo-developers] How to fairly judge projects (RFC) [ was Re: 5 preliminary slots ]

From: Luca De Cicco ldecicco at gmail.com
Date: Sat Apr 7 17:13:55 EEST 2007
My thoughts about maemo summer of code projects...

I think that a good way to manage the slot assigned to maemo could be
selecting the most important categories for the maemo project and then
finding the best project in each category.

Let's try to roughly categorize the proposals:

1) Bindings:
1.1 - Improve the phoneME JVM, to integrate well with Maemo and GPE
1.2 - Ruby Maemo Bindings 

2) Location based services
2.1 Geoclue for maemo
2.2 Geolocation-based Transit Maps

3) Platform enhancements and UI improvement 
3.1 Smoove - Instant Desktop Migration Suite

4) New features 
4.1 VPN Integration that Just Works
4.2 Enterprise-class cryptographic filesystem 

5) Human Machine Interaction - input devices
5.1 Japanese/Chinese handwriting recognition on Maemo
5.2 Dasher via Maemo Device as Keyboard for PC

6) Multimedia
6.1 Last.fm radio player

This gross breakdown has led to 6 categories all of these very
interesting and each project is very interesting too. A fair criteria
for judging projects could be accepting at most one proposal for each
category (this is rule that is often employed when reviewing a
lot of projects) and then, as we have 6 categories and 5 slots, taking
out the category that has better support at the moment.

Just my 50eurocents,

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