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--== Google Summer of Code 2015 - Ideas Page ==--


The MinnowBoard project is an open hardware platform that uses Intel Architecture. While the project, overall, is focused on hardware there are a lot of things surrounding this effort that can, and are, useful both to the project and to the greater open source community. As such the MinnowBoard project (from a GSoC perspective) is more of an umbrella giving a home to a number of other projects to collectively work on and around the enablement of the MinnowBoard.

Why is this important?

These projects not only help the MinnowBoard project, but also enable other open source projects and software. These tend to be smaller projects or projects that are more tightly focused and would not otherwise be apart of GSoC, but that could benefit from additional contributors.

What we are looking forward to in GSoC 2015

There are a number of projects that are being looked at, they are grouped by their overall focus. Areas of expertise are wide ranging from proficiency in perl and file synchronization, network booting (with specific emphasis on booting over the internet), uefi firmware programming,

For development purposes a MinnowBoard MAX, a serial cable, and power adapter, will be shipped to accepted students.

How to find us

The best way to find us is on IRC (Internet Relay Chat), and start with #minnowboard@irc.freenode.net

A web based IRC client can be found at http://webchat.freenode.net/?nick=MinnowBoardGSoC.&channels=minnowboard&uio=d4

We've also got a mailing list at http://lists.elinux.org/mailman/listinfo/elinux-minnowboard