If you're a student, this might be worth a read....

Posted 17 Aug 2001 at 14:20 UTC by Jewelsthorn Share This

IBM is inviting students to participate in the Linux Scholar Challenge contest, where they can solve real-world issues and learn how to improve today's open source environments.

IBM's Student Portal

I learned this morning that IBM is doing a "Linux Scholar Challenge" for prizes such as IBM ThinkPads, Summer internships, and even Universities with highest participation will get kickbacks. Winners will present papers at LinuxWorld in New York. Sounds interesting....

If you don't have enough homework already, you can write a 3-page paper and win. They are requiring registration for the contect by October 15, with submissions required by November 30 and winners selection on December 14. Too bad I'm not enrolled in College anymore!

i'll give it a shot, posted 17 Aug 2001 at 16:27 UTC by voltron » (Journeyer)

i'd be into trying this, now, to decide what to do. i'm open to ideas.

on second thought, posted 17 Aug 2001 at 16:41 UTC by voltron » (Journeyer)

after looking at suggested projects, and then eliminating the ones that i don't really have the hardware for (S/390...), there isn't really anything i would jump all over. too bad. i'll think about it though.

i guess #20 would be at the top of my list:

20) Challenge: Create a Linux kernel that can be compiled by GCC versions greater than 2.95.

I might try, but..., posted 18 Aug 2001 at 21:32 UTC by aaronl » (Master)

they have a minimum age for the contest. Damnit.

Previous should have read ..., posted 18 Aug 2001 at 21:39 UTC by aaronl » (Master)

... "I might have tried"

I'll try, posted 22 Aug 2001 at 06:35 UTC by deekayen » (Master)

I'll give it a try... but with 18-21 hrs of classes I might not be able to to produce anything useful by the deadlines. There is still a while for me to try to put something together before the registration deadline otherwise I'll just pass. It doesn't say if I can fetch help from freshmeat or not to speed things up.

Oops, posted 22 Aug 2001 at 06:54 UTC by deekayen » (Master)


"Students are encouraged to consult with others, research the problem and use all open source resources to obtain results."

Maybe I can get there by the deadline.

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