Firefox and Thunderbird plugins for free software habits
Description of the project: there are already several plugins for helping people think twice about visiting web sites they want to avoid. Let's take this concept further by helping people avoid non-free sites and recommending free alternatives. The plugins need to recognize non-free sites (for example, Doodle or Meetup) when they appear in the browser or in an email and encourage the user to use an alternative (for example, Framadate instead of Doodle). See this blog post for some initial ideas and suggested reading. Some ideas are also mentioned in this discussion thread
Confirmed Mentor: MilenaLavanchy
How to contact the mentor: click here, complete all details, make sure you are subscribed to the relevant mailing lists before posting
Confirmed co-mentors: Applicants are asked to find one or two other developers, possibly somebody you know personally or somebody else from the free software community, who will support this project.
Deliverables of the project: new plugins (or enhancements to existing plugins) for Firefox and Thunderbird
What the intern will learn: plugin development skills, helping change user behavior and habits
Application tasks: find an existing plugin and make a small improvement to it