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Summary of idea:




Web hosting control panel

Status: Proposed - Draft

Summary of idea: develop a free alternative of cpanel / plesk control panels, 100% compatible with fedora, and redhat enterprise Linux. written in python.

Contacts: itamarjp [AT] fedoraproject [DOT] org

Mentor(s): Dennis Gilmore Toshio kuratomi


Infrastructure for Fedora contributors and users

Implement a survey infrastructure for the Fedora Project

Status: Proposed - Draft

Summary of idea: Surveys are important to increase the quality of a service, and it is true for the Fedora project as well.(discussions [1]) In this project it is supposed to implement a survey infrastructure facility so that the contributors can use for various activities as per the need.

The concern is to develop a simple web base survey system OR implement a existing survey project and customized as required, so that contributors can easily create surveys and dig for results as well. Linking with the [FAS|FAS] is required. Further it should be compatible with anonymous and open ID so that if the creator set for those authentication the survey should allow those authentications. Statistics and other required reports can be obtained. So that it is easy to analyse.

Contacts: bckurera [AT] fedoraproject [DOT] org

Mentor(s): User:Bckurera

Notes: This idea is improving, please contact for upto-date details.

Design Hub: FLOSS Collaboration for FLOSS Designers

Status: Proposed - Draft

Summary of idea: Free software designers don't have a great set of tools to work with to collaborate with each other and with the community on their design work. With this project, we'd like to make progress towards fixing that. We have some disparate ideas / tools that we'd like to be integrated:

  • Sparkleshare - a git-backed, Dropbox like system that will automatically check in and push files in project directly to a shared git repo
  • Magic Mockup - a coffeescript/javascript you can insert into an SVG of mockups to enable interactive, click-through mockups (see a demo here
  • Design Hub - an idea and a ruby on rails prototype of a web front end that could potentially serve as a front end to git repos with design assets *and* serve as well as a front end to magic mockup mockups in said repos
  • Inkscape is our preferred design tool of choice; it would be great if it had some GUI integration with Magic Mockup, Sparkleshare, and Design Hub

Contacts: duffy at fedoraproject [dot] org

Mentor(s): Mo Duffy, Emily Dirsh

Notes: We can provide a development platform for the web UI at Also, note this project doesn't just benefit Fedora designers, but it benefits all FLOSS designers.

mw enhancements

Status: Proposed

Summary of idea: mw is a command-line program that pretends to be a version control system for MediaWiki-based sites. It should eventually help people who are console nuts (like me) edit MediaWiki-based wikis without having to shout at their web browser.

Contacts: Ian Weller

Mentor(s): Ian Weller

Notes: Here are some ideas for students: User:Ianweller/mw thoughts