Banshee was rejected from the Summer of Code, as was GStreamer. I’ll just echo that having GStreamer rejected came as a bit of a surprise, and it would be nice to have some kind of justification. Some of the projects approved are rather “interesting” to say the least. I’m just curious as to what the selection criteria is, how selections are made, etc. Or maybe it’s not my place to wonder or care.
However, I have put a few of the more high-profile Banshee SoC ideas under Mono, and maybe one or two could go under GNOME as well – perhaps the more GStreamer related ones? Maybe there are already too many under GNOME? Maybe we’re not cool enough? I was hoping to put one or two under GStreamer’s SoC if Banshee was rejected – but we both lose! A little sad only because there were lots of existing Banshee contributor-students looking to hack on it with dedicated time this summer. I only applied because of their eagerness and community involvement.
If you have any exciting ideas not listed, we’re open to them, but the number of applications we can accept for Banshee under Mono will be limited compared to what we could have accepted if we were not rejected as our own organization.