Student Application Template
Name: Peter Pentchev
Project title: Bootstrappable Debian
Project schedule: I can begin at any time and work on the project until it is complete.
Exams and other commitments: Should not be a problem, since I am not taking many courses this semester and they will complete about the start of the actual GSoC coding phase.
Other summer plans: As I wrote in an e-mail to this project's mentors, I am actually employed at a software development company. However, I do believe that I should be able to devote 20 to 30 hours per week to GSoC.
Why Debian?: I have been interested in Debian for many years now, first as a rock-solid OS for both mission-critical and play/test installations, then as an amazingly well-integrated collection of applications, then by its great packaging tools and build/distribution framework making it very easy to both maintain local packages as a sysadmin aid and to submit some of them for use by everyone else. Of course, the Social Contract and the ideas about freedom help a lot, too It's a great place to find free software for pretty much any task I can think of, it's also a great way to keep upstream software maintainers aware of both freedom-related and code quality-related issues, and I'd like to help keep it that way.
Are you applying for other projects in SoC? Yes, a FreeBSD project to create an in-kernel Netgraph implementation of the AYIYA (Anything-In-Anything) tunnel used by the SixXS IPv6 tunnel broker.