→Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2008? What do you hope to gain by participating?
We believe that the Xiph.Org Foundation has a wide-ranging set of projects that are both challenging and educational for students. Furthermore, they are important/useful goals for the wider technology community, and especially users of open source software.
We believe that Xiph's mandate to develop multimedia standards and software is an important one, but we—of course—have limited resources. We hope that the results of GSoC will include the direct benefit of new software development, but also help grow the number of active participants in a long-term manner. Most of our core developers started as students, but have since moved on from their student days. Attracting and retaining students is essential to the health and sustainability of our project and is an important goal for all of us.
==== Did your organization participate in past GSoCs? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation. ====