[FFmpeg-devel] gnome-opw 2015

Giorgio Vazzana mywing81 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 12 17:49:54 CEST 2014

2014-10-12 2:18 GMT+02:00 Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at>:
> Hi
> On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 02:51:36AM +0530, Nikita Mantri wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am a 4th year B.Tech. student. As a part of gnome-opw 2015 programme, I
>> would like to contribute to one of the development projects that is listed
>> on the website. I have decided to contribute to the symmetric-key block
>> ciphers project as i have an intermediate knowledge of cryptography. I have
>> done a research project in cryptography and security primitives during my
>> research internship period. I would be obliged if you will help me in start
>> contributing to this project.
> there are already 2 other potential applicants for
> "symmetric-key block ciphers", but if you want to try anyway, please
> choose a related qualification task, like some hash function or
> symmetric block cypher that FFmpeg doesnt support yet and that
> noone else has picked as their qualification task.
> also, if you start working on a qualification task please add yourself
> to the wiki
> also note that for qualification to be passed the code for the
> qualification task has to be submited here and pass review, this
> may take multiple iterations and has to happen before slot(s) are
> assigned to applicants.
> Giorgio may have more or other comments, he is the mentor of the
> "symmetric-key block ciphers" task ...

Hello Nikita,

thanks for your email. As Michael pointed out we already have two
potential applicants for the "Symmetric-key block ciphers" project and
I feel like I've reached the number of people I want to mentor in one
round (allright, I didn't think this project would turn out to be so
Anyway if you still want to try let us know and together with you we
will choose a suitable qualification task (the ones that Michael
proposed are fine with me). You will have only ten days to complete
your qualification task and submit your application, but depending on
your level of experience this could be doable.

Giorgio Vazzana

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