To refresh, the GSoC pays students $4500 for a summer’s worth of work on qualified open source projects. FFmpeg is one of those projects. FFmpeg team members mentor various multimedia-related projects. Our current project proposals are listed in the wiki. And, as with the previous 2 years, we have some stringent requirements for our students– namely, a student must complete a small FFmpeg task, refining the solution based on critical feedback until it is part of the mainline codebase.
I personally haven’t committed to any mentor possibilities. I wonder if I should propose the Theora encoder again, which didn’t quite pan out last year? The thing is practically written already in my mind.