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Re: Google SoC Proposal Ideas

I've always been interested in creating a BSD licensed rsync, it is
quite a bit of work and I was unable to complete it on my own however
I was able to document a good amount of the protocol.....

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 7:09 PM, <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am hopeful to participate with NetBSD in Google's 2009 Summer of Code. I 
> have a short list of potential projects and was hoping to bounce some ideas 
> off of you here to find out the feasibility and hone in on a final selection.
> A short background of my education and skills: I am a senior computer science 
> student at Youngstown State University. I have a good background in Unix and 
> C programming (along with several other languages). I have been using NetBSD 
> for about 3 years and it has been my primary OS for over 6 months - I'm 
> currently running 5.0_RC2.
> One of my goals is besides having the oppurtunity to work with the NetBSD 
> program is to be exposed to new techniques and technologies I haven't seen 
> yet.
> My own idea is to reimplement a GNU/GPL utility under a BSD license, like 
> grep or diff/diff3.
> The others come from the project list from the NetBSD site. One of them was 
> to rewrite the lpr/lpd for better features and support of modern printers and 
> printing protocols. The first question I have unanswered is where exactly I 
> would find the information on said protocols?
> Another good looking idea is the file resizer utility. Both the utility and 
> the project look interesting. It does call for a regression test suite, but 
> I've never developed anyting more than simple tests for my programs and don't 
> know how involved that would be.
> Two other ideas that were on the list that were interesting was integrating 
> plan9 wide-character regular expressions into libc and improving the ext2 
> root filesystem support.
> Any ideas or anything I should be looking at or for? Feedback would be 
> appreciated.
> --
> Christopher Berardi
> Be still, and know that I am God (Psalms 46:10)

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