[TOS] choosing projects for students to contribute to

eric.bachard eric.bachard at free.fr
Fri May 8 19:20:19 UTC 2009


Not sure I have correctly understood your request (I'm not a native 
speaker), but OpenOffice.org does propose a lot of projects for 
students. The one Education Proecjt does propose, are listed there : 

If this can help your reflexion, all the proposed subjects are thought :

* with the idea to see the student mentored (one OOo core dev, 
volunteer). Some big subjects can concern a group of students.
* with a in indication of the needed time (not very precise, but at 
least, does exist) and an estimated level of difficulty
* will be integrated (if accepted) in OpenOffice.org source code
* will work on Linux (all ports) , Mac OS X (Intel and PowerPC), 
Windows, excepted for subjects OS dedicated, of course

For every project, we can either help ourselves or ask the right core 
dev who is able to help for the most complicated parts. Most of those 
projects could constitute a basis for a SoC, and the evaluation is made 
in concertation between the prof of the school and me or any dev who 

Limitations: we accept the students can fail (but we'll analize why), we 
accept that the subject will never be integrated in OpenOffice.org (e.g. 
for performance or whatever reason).

This way, we successfully worked on seamonkey migration (OpenOffice.org 
does use Mozilla sources, for the digital signature and the address book 
e.g.).  Recently, some students from Ecole Centrale Nantes, successfully 
added a new feature in Impress (pen + tablet PC + eraser, will lead to a 
canvas). And so on (other projects in progress)

If you have questions, feel free to ask me, on the list, or even 
directly on #education.openoffice.org IRC channel (server is 
irc.freenode.net )

And if you have students interested, I invite them to contact us on the 
dev at education.openoffice.org mailing list (subscribe is mandatory).

HTH, and sorry, if I'm off topic :/

Eric Bachard

Education Project: 
L'association EducOOo : http://www.educoo.org
Blog : http://eric.bachard.free.fr/news

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