So, the projects are participating in the Google Summer of Code for the 2012 season. (While Libav is the project officially accepted to particular, I still refer to the projects because FFmpeg will also benefit).
Here are the students, projects, and mentors for this summer:
- Andrew D’Addesio is working on an Opus Decoder, mentored by Justin Ruggles
- Guillaume Martres is working on an HEVC video decoder, mentored by Mashiat Sarker Shakkhar
- Jan Ekström is working on an LGPL Ut Video encoder, mentored by Kostya Shishkov
- Jordi Ortiz is working to rewrite avserver, mentored by Luca Barbato
- Samuel Pitoiset is working on an RTMP[E|S|T|TE] protocol implementation, mentored by Martin Storsjö
Wish them luck– these are some ambitious projects.