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Google Summer of Code 2009

Etherboot Project is participating in Google Summer of Code in 2009.

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

GSoC 2009 Students

Google has generously sponsored 5 students to work on the following projects:

Chris Kluka: Network driver development



Chris Kluka Chris' Project page
Chris Kluka is adding driver support for the DLink DGE-530T network card. <br clear="all" />

Joshua Oreman: 802.11 wireless development



Joshua Oreman Joshua's Project page
Joshua Oreman is extending gPXE for 802.11 wireless and is adding a driver for a wireless card. <br clear="all" />

Pravin Shinde: boot.kernel.org - Universal remote network booting for the masses



Pravin's Project page
Pravin Shinde (aka less1) is creating a central resource to network boot operating systems, diagnostic tools, and utilities at boot.kernel.org.

Lynus Vaz: Enhanced scripting language



Lynus' Project page
Lynus Vaz is extending gPXE scripting with a more powerful language that is capable of expressing advanced boot policies.

Daniel Verkamp: Automated regression testing



Daniel Verkamp Daniel's Project page
Daniel Verkamp is implementing an automated regression testing framework to help the project consistently deliver high-quality releases. <br clear="all" />

GSoC 2009 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 rom-o-matic.net 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 (http://etherboot.org/) 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" />

Stefan Hajnoczi: Software Engineer



Stefan Hajnoczi Stefan Hajnoczi is actively involved in the Etherboot Project, working in and around gPXE. A former Google Summer of Code student himself, he is motivated to help others enjoy the experience of contributing meaningful work to the open source community. <br clear="all" />

John "Warthog9" Hawley: Linux Foundation, Chief Systems Administrator Kernel.org



John "Warthog9" Hawley John “Warthog9” Hawley is a jack of all trades, programmer, sysadmin, crazy man and rabble rouser. Currently working for the Linux Foundation on assignment to kernel.org as their Chief Systems Administrator. He's worked on kernel.org as a primary sysadmin for numerous years, created PXE Knife a network & cd bootable cd of useful utilities, maintains a set of GeoIP based patches for the Bind name server, and probably more random things than he is going to remember.

John has exciting commentary on BitTorrent as a distribution mechanism, has been known to disagree strongly with the views of billionaires and cook extravagant meals then subject his friends to “bad” or b-rate movies (some of which even grace the event with clarinet music). <br clear="all" />

H. Peter Anvin: Senior Kernel Engineer, Intel, 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 kernel.org, the Linux kernel website. He lives in San Jose, California, and works for Intel, Inc. <br clear="all" />

Shao Miller: Network Analyst



Shao Miller Shao is a network-booting enthusiast who enjoys contributing to, and helping others to use and contribute to gPXE. <br clear="all" />


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