[Freedombox-discuss] Contributing to FreedomBox

Nikhil Rayaprolu nikhil684 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 10:54:17 UTC 2018

On 8 March 2018 at 14:56, Joseph Nuthalapati <njoseph at thoughtworks.com>

> I am willing to be a mentor for the Outreachy program if the project is
> regarding FreedomBox, but I think we really missed the deadline this time.
I think we have a chance still as the deadline is March 8.
But I am not sure how one project can apply for Outreachy through Debian. So
if any representative/contributor of FreedomBox knows the process could
still do it now.

> I don't know if we will be able to send in an application today. There are
> already two projects on the Debian Outreachy page [1]. And Debian is
> planning to take two interns this time [2].
This link belongs to a previous round, the present round is Round 16. So
the exact count of students Debian would take this time is unknown.

> 1. https://www.outreachy.org/2018-may-august/communities/debian/
> 2. https://wiki.debian.org/Outreachy/Round15/
> On Thursday 08 March 2018 01:41 PM, Nikhil Rayaprolu wrote:
> It is great that you want to contribute to FreedomBox as a part of
> Outreachy. I think for now a possibility would be to propose "Install
> FreedomBox in a Container", which is listed as a GSoC project this year
> with confirmed mentors Sunil Mohan Adapa, Dashamir Hoxha. Looking at the
> timeline perspective you can also work on some of the critical issues on
> Plinth https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth as part of your
> Outreachy project.Also as the deadline for a project to be listed under
> Outreachy is March - 8 (Today). I doubt this would be possible in such a
> short span.
> Also, I can mentor you on this project as I have experience with
> Containers in my previous GSoC with FOSSASIA, and an experience mentoring
> students as a Code-In mentor but I am not sure if I qualify as a mentor as
> I was not actively involved in the community for the past one year. Also as
> I am not involved with the administration of the project, someone else has
> to get FreedomBox listed as an outreachy project under debian.
> Nevertheless if listing the project under Outreachy is not possible, you
> can still apply for the same through GSoC. In the meantime you can explore
> FreedomBox and look at some beginner issues at the issue tracker to get
> familiarized with the project.
> Nikhil Rayaprolu
> On 8 March 2018 at 10:19, Sunil Mohan Adapa <sunil at medhas.org> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 06 March 2018 10:45 PM, Eesha Dutta wrote:
>> > Hello all,
>> >
>> > I am Eesha Dutta. I am a student at International Institute of
>> > Information Technology, Hyderabad. I am experienced with Javascript,
>> > Python and Django and also a contributor to Open Humans organisation. I
>> > came
>> > across FreedomBox through my seniors, Nikhil Rayaprolu and Mridul
>> Nagpal. I
>> > would like to contribute to the project and would like to know if
>> > FreedomBox is participating in Outreachy, this year. I found that
>> > FreedomBox was listed as an Outreachy project under Debian last year and
>> > as Debian is again participating in Outreachy this year, I would like to
>> > know if I could contribute to FreedomBox as an Outreachy student.
>> >
>> I was participating last year as mentor last year but I won't have
>> enough time to spare this time.  Let us hope others step in and you find
>> a mentor and a good project within FreedomBox.
>> --
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