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From "Zheng, Kai" <>
Subject RE: Would like to contribute: Student, GSOC Aspirant
Date Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:54:11 GMT
Hi Ritika,

Thanks for your investigation and rational. It makes sense to me. I’m sure and happy to
mentor you if everything goes well. I guess we can try and make it happen.


From: Ritika Nevatia []
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 4:10 PM
To: Apache Directory Developers List
Subject: Re: Would like to contribute: Student, GSOC Aspirant

Hi Kai

Google Summer of Code is held annually where different Open Source organizations have come
together to involve students to promote and contribute to open source developement.
Apache Software Foundation as an organization has been participating in GSOC since 2010. Links
to successful projects in the past are (you'll have to filter them by organization):
2010 (39 projects by Apache)<>,
2011(35 projects)<>,
2012(38 projects)<>,
2013(44 projects)<>
and 2014(33 projects)<>.
Apache DS has been working on interesting projects for quite sometime now and involvement
in GSOC will attract more Open Source Contributions. As a mentoring organization in GOSC,
Apache DS can get done modules and parts of their code through interns who will be paid by
GSOC. Apache DS will have to provide a mentor for each student they select. More information
about being a mentor organization can be found here<>.
As a mentor organization, you will have to submit a proposal of the sub-project you are interested
in having interns for from 9th February 2015 to 20th February.<>

I am glad that you find this interesting.
Since my aim is to participate in GSOC as a student intern, yes, I would actively like to
investigate and contribute to Apache DS to participate in this event.

Do let me know if you would like to be a mentor or someone from the community would be interested,
and if there is anything I could do to support so.

Meanwhile, I am going through the sub-tasks and understanding the projects in order to contribute
to them.

Ritika Nevatia Student, University of Mumbai
Mobile: +91-900-430-9190<tel:+91-900-430-9190>
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On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 4:28 AM, Zheng, Kai <<>>
>> Will Apache DS be interested in mentoring as a part of Google Summer of Code 2015
as my major aim to contribute is participating in the same program.
Interesting! Maybe you could help think about it and give your thoughts why ApacheDS (or its
sub-projects) should/would consider that. Something like the benefits, possibilities, successful
example cases (for an Apache project) and howto. This will be a very interesting topic, would
you help investigate and contribute? Thanks.


From: Ritika Nevatia [<>]
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:40 PM
To: Apache Directory Developers List
Subject: Re: Would like to contribute: Student, GSOC Aspirant

Hi Emmanuel

Thank you for the very brief introduction to all the sub-projects and the welcome.
After going through the descriptions of all sub-projects, I would like to contribute to Database
(Mavibot) or Web UI  (Fortress) areas as these are my strengths. However, I am also interested
in taking up protocol implementation for Kerby if it lies within my capability.

As I mentioned to Kai, I could get started with a few basic tasks/solving bugs. If you could
yourself assign me a part of testing/coding considering my newness with the project. Or I
could help you get started with building the website and documentation as listed in the issues
list and later take up some coding work.

I also had a question: Will Apache DS be interested in mentoring as a part of Google Summer
of Code 2015 as my major aim to contribute is participating in the same program.

Looking forward,
Ritika Nevatia Student, University of Mumbai
Mobile: +91-900-430-9190<tel:+91-900-430-9190>
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On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 5:10 PM, Emmanuel Lécharny <<>>
Le 25/01/15 00:29, Ritika Nevatia a écrit :
> Hi

Hi !!!
> I am Ritika Nevatia, student from India aspiring to develop some Open
> Source code this summer under Google Summer of Code 2015.
> I'd like to contribute to Apache Directory Project and need a starting
> point and guidance for the same. I am fairly competent in Java and have
> attached my resume in case you need further details.
> Looking forward,

Ok, we  would be pleased to get you working on some of the Directory
projects. Now, we have many of them, and it would be better if you were
to give us a quick insight about what technical area you are the most
interested in, and which specific project you would like to work on.
Typically, here is a list of the sub-project we are working on :

- ApacheDS, the Apache LDAP Server (12 years old, 221,237 SLOCs).
- Studio, the eclipse based LDAP brower (10 years old, SLOCs)
- Ldap APi, the Apache LDAP API (7 years old, 208,923 SLOCs)
- Mavibot, the MVCC Btree (3 years old, 23,999 SLOCs)
- eSCIMo, the SCIM implementation (2 years old, no release yet, 7,125 SLOCs)
- Fortress, the RBAC API and engine (6 months old, no release yet,
67,578 SLOCs)
- Kerby, the Kerberos server (1 month old, no release yet, 31,376 SLOCs)

I ordered them by their inception date, from the oldest (12 years) to
the most recent (Kerby, 1 month). (SLOCS means 'single lone of code', ie
pure code without the blank line and comments)

There are various technical areas here, from Data base (Mavibot),
protocol implementation (ApacheDS, Kerby), server side java (ApacheDS,
Fortress, Kerby), Client side API (LDAP API, eSCIMo, Fortress, Kerby),
Eclipse GUI (Studio), Web UI (Fortress).

We also need some more tests, a tool that run tests through a
distributed ste of agents (and I'll have a small peice of code that does
that with Rapberry pi soon), etc.

What fits you the best ?

Thanks !

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