Debian has been accepted by Google to participate in Debian Summer Code, some of their members will be in charge of nine projects during it’s summer vacations, all of them sponsored by Google.
These people from Debian will work on these projects:
Jeroen van Wolffelaar will implement Mole, an infrastructure for managing information. This will help make Debian's vast supply of data easier accessible to developers and users. Included are package history and release statistics.
Ian Haken will write tools to use QEMU, a virtual machine emulator, to test upgrades from one Debian release to the next without having to re-install a real machine. This will help automatically track down possible bugs in upgrade cycles.
Ana Beatriz Guerrero López will improve piuparts, a tool that helps testing and improving the quality of package installation, upgrade and removal scripts.
Gustavo Rezende Montesino will work on a bug triage and forward tool that will help developers deal more effectively with tracking bugs and interacting with bug reporters and upstream bug tracking systems.
Cameron Dale will expand a BitTorrent application to work effectively with large, constantly updating collections of files such as the Debian archive, and create a backend or proxy to the Debian package distribution tool APT to access it.
Pavel Vinogradov will develop a status monitoring system for security management of clusters of Debian systems. It is based on the OVAL language, which provides a uniform mechanism to report on and control security centrally.
Margarita Manterola Rivero will work on a web-based user interface to the Debian bug tracking system which will make it easier for users to report, check and manipulate bugs.
Martín Hernán Ferrari will implement a modular CD and DVD image testing tool that will allow automated testing of Debian CD and DVD images as they are produced.
Chris Lamb will implement a graphical user interface for building live Debian systems. This will make it much easier to generate Debian systems that boot and work directly from a CD/DVD
You can read the full story at Debian’s Site and about the Google Summer of Code at Google’s Site