SoC2007 application

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Google Summer of Code 2007 application


We are used to collaborate across timezones and cultures. For the Google Summer of Code we gave ourself a more formal project organization structure in addition to the two software project organizations hugin and panotools .


First person, main coordinator

Oleksandr Moskalenko <>

Second person, backing coordinator

Alexandre Prokoudine <>


First person

Andreas Vox <>

Second person

Peter Linnell <>

Third person

Riku Leino <>

Fourth person

Oleksandr Moskalenko <>

Fifth person

Jean Ghali <>


First person

Short bio, graphics related events

Second person

Short bio, graphics related events

Third person

Short bio, graphics related events

Why are we applying for participation

What do we hope to gain by participating

Did your organization participate in GSoC 2005 or 2006


What license does your project use


What is the URL for your ideas page

What is the main development mailing list for your organization

What is the main IRC channel for your organization

IRC: #scribus at

Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now

  • Name / University / current enrollment information.
  • Biographical sketch.
  • Did you ever code in C, C++ or Python? Please provide examples of code.
  • Do you use Scribus? Please provide examples if you do.
  • Do you make other use of Scribus than for laying out articles? please describe and show examples.
  • Were you involved in Scribus development in the past? What were your contributions?
  • Were you involved in other OpenSource development projects in the past? If yes, please tell us project, when and in what role were you involved?
  • Why have you chosen your development idea and what do you expect from your implementation?

What criteria did you use to select these individuals as mentors? Please be as specific as possible

  • familiarity and experience with the prepress technologies
  • knowledge of the existing open source technologies applied to desktop publishing
  • experience in mentoring junior coders, possibly from an academic environment
  • in depth knowledge of user requirements
  • ...

What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students

What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors

What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program

What will you do to ensure that your accepted students stick with the project after GSoC concludes?