Well I decided to throw my hat into the ring for being a mentoring organization for the 2009 Google Summer of Code for Tcpreplay. Obviously Tcpreplay will be one of the smallest “organizations” to submit an application so I can’t say that I have high hopes of being accepted, but I figured it was worth a try.
Obviously, if Tcpreplay does get accepted, I’m really looking forward to mentoring one or two students just as a lot of other people mentored me in the past. Obviously one of the biggest concerns I have is not trying to bite off more then I can chew and take on too many contributors- that would be pretty disastrous.
Anyways, if you’re a Tcpreplay user and you’d like to help make Tcpreplay better, I am looking for a few users to be pseudo-product managers for various features that students might develop. Mostly this entails being a sounding board for the feature, providing feedback on what would be useful and spending some time being a beta tester before the code is merged into the mainline branch. If you’re interested in helping in this manner, let me know!