Google Summer of Code 2008

Etherboot Project is participating in Google Summer of Code in 2008.

Although the application period is now over, the list of project ideas is still available.

Participating students can find preparation instructions and meeting schedules on the info page.

GSoC 2008 Etherboot Project Students

GSoC 2008 Etherboot Project Mentors

GSoC 2008 Sponsored Students

Google has generously sponsored 4 students to work on the following projects:

Michael Decker: Network Driver Development

Michael Decker Michael's Project page
Michael Decker is updating a legacy Etherboot driver to the gPXE API and porting a Linux driver to gPXE. <br clear="all" />

Stefan Hajnoczi: GDB Remote Debugging

Stefan Icon Stefan's Project page
Stefan Hajnoczi is implementing remote debugging support in gPXE so developers can use the GNU Project Debugger (GDB) or any debugger which supports the GDB remote protocol. <br clear="all" />

Balaji Rao: USB Support

Balaji Rao Balaji's Project page
Balaji Rao is implementing USB support so that network cards that are connected through the USB bus can be used by gPXE. <br clear="all" />

Daniel Verkamp: COMBOOT Support

Daniel Verkamp's graphic Daniel's Project page
Daniel Verkamp is implementing SYSLINUX COMBOOT API support so that gPXE can run COMBOOT executables for features like menu user interfaces. <br clear="all" />

GSoC 2008 Mentors

Marty Connor: Project Leader, Etherboot Project

Marty Connor Marty Connor is Project Leader of the Etherboot Project, a globally distributed team of developers and users of innovative network booting technology. He is the creator and maintainer of the website which dynamically generates custom gPXE and Etherboot network boot images. Mr. Connor is also CEO of Entity Cyber, Inc., a technology consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has advised clients on technology matters for over 20 years. <br clear="all" />

Michael Brown: Lead Developer, Etherboot Project

Michael Brown Michael Brown is the lead developer of the Etherboot Project ( and is responsible for its evolution into gPXE, the current state of the art in network booting. He owns an open-source consultancy business, Fen Systems Ltd., and spends most of his time working on improvements to gPXE for customers across the world. He lives in Cambridge, England, and occasionally wonders what it would be like to have more than 64 kilobytes to play with. <br clear="all" />

H. Peter Anvin: Senior Kernel Engineer, rPath, Inc.

H. Peter Anvin H. Peter Anvin has been hacking Linux since 1992. He is the author and maintainer of the SYSLINUX suite of bootloaders, part of the Linux kernel x86 architecture maintainer team, and author or maintainer of a large number of Open Source projects, including the Netwide Assembler, klibc and tftp-hpa.

He is the founder and president of the Linux Kernel Organization, operators of, the Linux kernel website. He lives in San Jose, California, and works for rPath, Inc. <br clear="all" />


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