GSOC project idea

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Mar 25 04:37:18 EDT 2010

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 11:43 PM, Nuwan Rajitha Gunarathne
<nuwanr at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a fellowship holder at lanka software foundation and have been working
> on open source project called Dalesa(which is a p2p web cache). One of my
> role in the project was to implement a zeroconf chat client component for
> dalesa users. So the solution i came up was to implement a protocol plugin
> to pidgin and I accomplished the task with pidgin.
> I am just writing those information to show that I am familiar with pidgin
> platform like how libpurple works and then the set of protocols on top of
> it. That is all to tell where im to here in a nutshell.
> Here is the main concern of this post. I wish to write a gsoc proposal to
> pidgin. One is the given idea to implement "A Protocol Plugin Which Sends
> SMS Message via Your Cell Phone" which is listed in piding site. The next
> idea is my original one which basically intent to implement a peer to peer
> media streaming component to pidgin using SIP and DHT. Yea this has a lot of
> works to do I know. So before I start drafting the idea I would like to know
> the feasibility of the idea. Therefor I would like to know your opinion in
> this regards. If you can direct me to a person in pidgin community who is
> supposed to stand as a mentor that would be a better thing.

Just my point of view: peer to peer media streaming using SIP sounds
much more useful than an SMS protocol plugin.


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