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OSVDB Selected for Google's Summer of Code 2006




OSVDB Selected for Google's Summer of Code 2006
OSVDB Selected for Google's Summer of Code 2006



OSVDB Selected for Google's Summer of Code 2006

We are very pleased to report that OSVDB was selected for Google's
Summer of Code! This is great news as we hope to get some of the
services and projects that have been on the back burner due to lack of
development resources finally launched!

You can read about Google's SoC here: http://code.google.com/soc/ 

With our Summer of Code project work, we hope to make several exciting
enhancements to OSVDB=B9s public services. We have provided a list of
important projects we are currently planning for=ADhowever we are open
to proposals for other projects and ideas.

You can read about OSVDB's Project Ideas here:
http://www.osvdb.org/summerofcode.php 

OSVDB has been working very hard to provide many additional types of a
services to the community. Unfortunately, as mentioned due to lack of
development resources we have been unable to make much of this happen.
We now have an opportunity to possibly deliver on the OVSDB Portal and
OSVDB Ethical Disclosure Framework commitments that we made when the
project first opened.

You can read the public announcements with our intentions to provide
OSVDB portal and disclosure services:

OSVDB Objectives: http://www.osvdb.org/OSVDB-Objectives.php 

Vendor Dictionary Announcement:
http://www.osvdb.org/news.php#vendorDictSiteUpgrade 

Personally, I am absolutely thrilled that we may have the resources to
develop the OSVDB Ethical Disclosure Framework. This has been one of
the projects that I have been wanting for years and is validated as we
see more and more issues with the disclosure process! I have believed
all along that OSVDB can be the service that helps to improve,
streamline and more importantly removes the mystery of the breakdowns
in the process.

OSVDB has been handling one-off disclosures for researchers over the
past 3-4 years and it is not an easy task. The amount of time it takes
to handle a disclosure process is huge. We realized early on that a
lot of the process needed to be automated in order to be successful
and repeatable. Hopefully, there are some students out there that want
to be apart of creating this service and we can get it launched by the
end of the year!



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