BEAVERTON, Ore., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Source Development
Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of
Linux(R) and open source software, today announced it will mentor four
students in Google's 2006 Summer of Code program.
"Providing mentors for Google's Summer of Code program fits hand in
hand with OSDL's mission to increase adoption of Linux and open source
software through collaboration with the community and industry," said
Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "By providing guidance to students, we can
expose them to a fulfilling career path and help them to have a real impact
on solving challenges that will drive the use of Linux and open source
software throughout the globe."
The Google Summer of Code program was launched in 2005 to encourage
students from around the world to expand their knowledge of open source
software development with hands-on experience. In the program, student
developers are provided with a stipend so they can spend the summer months
creating new open source software or helping develop currently established
projects. The program's goals are to inspire young open source developers,
to provide students with an opportunity to do work related to their
academic pursuits, and to support existing open source projects and
"OSDL is a natural mentor for students in Google's Summer of Code
program," said Chris DiBona, open source program manager, Google. "Students
working with OSDL will get some great experience working in the Linux
kernel community -- experience that they'll be able to apply in the
development of future open source projects."
The students working with OSDL this summer come from Federal University
of Pernambuco (Brazil), the Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi),
University of the Philippines and the University of Zagreb (Croatia). OSDL
mentors include Kees Cook, Bryce Harrington, Steve Hemminger and Mark Wong.
The specific projects include:
* NSFv4 Fault Recovery Experimentation: Dipankar Sarkar, Indian
Institute of Technology; Bryce Harrington, OSDL mentor
This project will focus on evaluating the recent NFSv4 improvements
and is expected to help lead to widespread adoption of NFS.
* Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol: Mario Kozina, University of Zagreb;
Steve Hemminger, OSDL mentor
This assignment will help transition the Linux Ethernet Bridging
project from a kernel implementation of the Spanning Tree Protocol
(STP) to a new user space implementation of the Protocol. The
project is expected to increase the maintainability of the code and
to benefit its virtualization capabilities.
* SendPage Enhancements: Anton Elaph, University of the Philippines;
Kees Cook, OSDL mentor
The focus for this project will be on increasing the reliability and
responsiveness of the SendPage program and to keep the program up to
* TBC-E Fair-use for PostgreSQL: Rilson Nascimento, Federal University
of Pernambuco; Mark Wong, OSDL mentor
The main goal of this project is to build a fair-use implementation
of the TPC-E benchmark for PostgreSQL. TPC-E is the new Online
Transaction Processing workload being developed by the Transaction
Processing Performance Council (TPC).
About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
OSDL -- sponsor of Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel --
is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux-based
operating systems in the enterprise. Founded in 2000 and supported by a
global consortium of major Linux customers and IT industry leaders, OSDL is
a nonprofit organization that provides state-of-the-art computing and test
facilities available to developers around the world. With offices in China,
Europe, Japan and the United States, OSDL sponsors legal and development
projects to advance open source software as well as initiatives for Linux
systems in telecommunications, in the data center and on enterprise
desktops. Visit OSDL on the Web at http://www.osdl.org/.
NOTE: OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux
is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the
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