[FFmpeg-devel] [libav-devel] ESA Summer of Code in Space 2011

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it
Sat Jul 9 21:26:25 CEST 2011

On date Wednesday 2011-07-06 20:11:33 +0200, Reimar Döffinger encoded:
> On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 08:51:16AM -0700, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 4:54 AM, Stefano Sabatini
> > <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> wrote:
> > > Hi, ESA (European Space Agency), is organizing a Summer Of Code
> > > project, based on the same concept of GSoC. Check info at:
> > > http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2011/
> > > http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2011/timeline
> > >
> > > Coding period is from the beginning of August to the end of October.
> > >
> > > Organizations application deadline is on 15th of July, so there is not
> > > much time to decide.
> > >
> > > Is FFmpeg really suited for space exploration? (I think so ;-))
> > > Do we have mentors/proposals?
> > >
> > > We could possibly re-use some of the ideas for GSoC.
> > >
> > > PS Regarding the FFmpeg/Libav split, we may decide to run two distinct
> > > applications or go togheter as we did for GSoC depending on what
> > > people prefer, please let's avoid flames.
> > 
> > Proposals can be the same as for GSoC. Same for mentors. The projects
> > are largely the same (whether you like it or not), so joint
> > application seems easier.
> > 
> > You can admin, I wonder how you'll word the application to make
> > FFmpeg/Libav relate to space. :-).
> Well, some time ago I read a video decoder test and there FFmpeg had the
> best error concealment by far. So that's sure a reason to use it
> if you ever want to transfer video through space with a normal codec ;-)

Well I'll write something of the kind:

|Describe in a few word your open-source project, why you would like to
|participate to SOCIS and what you hope to gain by participating.
|Space relevance (mandatory): *
|Describe your project´s connection with space activities.
|Communication is a key aspect in space programs, being able to
|communicate effectively and reliably, even in extreme conditions, is
|a fundamental prerequisite.
|FFmpeg/Libav is highly focused on providing the most possible
|reliable and robust multimedia support, and a special emphasis is
|given on optimization issues, making it especially suited for
|computing environments with strict memory and power requirements.
|By partecipating to SOCIS, FFmpeg/Libav may extend its capabilities
|and focus even more on robustness/reliability features making it the
|ideal candidate for multimedia/communication mission-critical
|space-related tasks.


Since I read no more replies and there are no objections, I'm going to
create a joint FFmpeg/Libav application, for which I'll act as
administrator (SOCIS requires a single administrator, but an
unofficial backup admin is welcome).

It is fundamental for the application success to have a page of

I'm going to create a new page based on this:

*Mentors and proposals are welcome*.

I'll create the wiki page tomorrow, and will ask the interested
mentors to fill it.

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