WebRTC is one of the highlights of HTML5. The latest stable releases of Google Chrome (including the free Chromium browser) and Firefox include support for this technology and although the specifications are still being finalized, this is the time when developers can start preparing the first generation of web-apps that will define the future of this technology.
The JSCommunicator project aims to make it easy to integrate WebRTC into existing web applications.
The student selected for this GSoC project will focus on two practical, real-world deployments of JSCommunicator:
It is particularly important to think about ways to make this technology useful for the Debian Developer community in the pursuit of Debian's work.
A communication product is not much use if there is nobody to talk to.
The optimal outcome of this project may involve helping two or three additional free software communities to build portals similar to https://rtc.debian.org so that they can interact with Debian and each other using Federated SIP. As Metcalfe's Law explains, this outcome would be a win-win situation for everybody.
The more diverse the mentoring community, the more positive outcomes we can achieve with this project.
If you would like to be part of a mentoring team for this project, please email me and subscribe to the Debian SOC co-ordination email list. There is no strict requirement for all mentors in the team to be full Debian Developers and emerging technology like this clearly needs people with strengths in a range of different areas.
For general ideas about getting selected for Google Summer of Code, please see the comments at the bottom of my earlier blog post about Ganglia projects
For this project in WebRTC in particular, please: