[Help-gnutls] Re: GnuTLS and Google Summer of Code 2007

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Sun Mar 25 07:20:37 CEST 2007

Hi!  The deadline for student applications for the Google Summer of
Code is tomorrow.

So if you have an GnuTLS idea that you want to implement, and want to
get paid for it, now would be a good time to write and send in

Note that you don't have to pick one of the projects below, they are
just ideas.  Explain your idea well and the GNU mentors will review


Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org> writes:

> Hi!  GnuTLS will try to participate in the Google Summer of Code, see:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/soc-projects/guidelines.html
> http://code.google.com/soc/
> Right now we are collecting ideas for projects, the ideas from 2006
> are <http://www.gnu.org/software/soc-projects/ideas-2006.html#gnutls>:
>    1. Datagram TLS support. RFC 4347  describe a UDP version of TLS.
>    2. Support for the elliptic curves ciphersuites as an alternative
>       authentication method.
>       comment: I think I saw some patches for libgcrypt about this
>       quite recently, which could be a basis for this work.
>    3. Redesign and rewrite libtasn1 (asn.1 parser library). The new
>       implementation must be efficient and easy to extend with new
>       types and encoding rules (say BER and DER).
>    4. Write a crypto backend to perform (symmetric and assymetric
>       de/encryption, hash and MAC, key generation, random number
>       generation). It should be able to utilize libgcrypt and other
>       free libraries, such as libtomcrypt, and should be extendable
>       for hardware drivers.
> I can immediately add some ideas:
>    5. Work on integrating support for some of the newer TLS
>       extensions, which can include better TLS 1.2 support.
>    6. Integrate the NIST X.509 self-tests and make sure we pass them.
>       This could be an important step for FIPS certification of
>       GnuTLS.
>    7. OpenPGP related improvements?
> I'd appreciate suggestions for other ideas that might attract good
> people.
> If you want to propose something and work on it as a student, let me
> know.
> /Simon

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