[Freedombox-discuss] Outreachy 15 Participation

Bhavya Lahari bhavyalahari1497 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 10 15:20:58 UTC 2017

Thank You for your response, I have been in contact with my college mates
who are already involved with the FreedomBox community, they have helped me
resolving issues during installation process.They also gave me an overview
of the project and objective behind it. I felt I could learn a lot from
this community through my contributions.

I have initially thought of building the text editor first and then pick
other features/enhancements in FreedomBox and continue with my
contributions.I am open to working on other features/enhancements in

Thank You

On 9 September 2017 at 23:23, Johannes Keyser <johanneskeyser at posteo.de>

> Dear Bhavya Lahari,
> great that you're interested in FreedomBox, your help would be very
> welcome. I'm unfamiliar with Outreachy and a newcomer to the project
> myself, so please take my opinions as what they are: Just my opinions
> :). Surely more (qualified) people will also reply soon.
> Maybe you're aware that a few Plinth developers are also from IIT,
> Hyderabad? Maybe you could even meet in person for some on-boarding.
> Note that there might be some controversy about your proposed project:
> adding a web-text-editor for configuration editing. First, I think it
> might be too simple/short for 3 months full-time (that's what 1min of
> checking what Outreachy is suggested to me).
> Second, more importantly, direct editing of config files is exactly what
> Plinth is designed to avoid. The target audience of FreedomBox is
> defined to be uninformed about configuration files. And people who know
> how to edit config files do not need a web-interface for it, strictly
> speaking. So I only see a bit of convenience for advanced users, who
> already know what they're doing. Less obvious, the long-term goal is
> indeed to not edit any configuration file directly, to enable automatic
> upgrades while complying with Debian policy (that's a longer, unsolved
> story.)
> All that being said, I get why it seems a nice project. But honestly I'm
> afraid it would be distracting from the project's goals, and your time
> might be better spend with another project - especially since you're
> familiar with Django already.
> So I guess my overall question is: Would you also be open for other
> project ideas? (For example, my current personal pet peeve is
> integration of Let's Encrypt certificates with other services, like
> ejabberd, matrix-synapse, etc.) And there are tons of other open issues;
> another random thought is adding a general notification system, which to
> me would better fit your expertise and 3-month-full-time internship
> format..?
> Sorry for the wall of text, hope others chime in soon.
> Best,
> Johannes
> On 09/08/2017 09:00 PM, Pratinav Reddy wrote:
> > Greetings to everyone,
> >
> >
> > I am Bhavya Lahari, third-year student from International Institute of
> > Information Technology, Hyderabad. I am interested in Open Source and
> > would like to participate in Outreachy and take this as an opportunity
> > to get into Open Source.
> >
> >
> > I have installed Plinth https://github.com/freedombox/plinth
> > <https://github.com/freedombox/plinth> on my local system (Ubuntu) using
> > vagrant, and successfully able to run it on my local system.
> >
> >
> > I would like to pick project: Add a Text Editor for Plinth to edit
> > configuration files
> >
> > I am experienced with Python, Django and would like to contribute to
> > Debian/FreedomBox.
> >
> >
> > Thank You
> >
> > Bhavya Lahari
> >
> >
> >
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