OpenICC is a Freedesktop project that brings together just about everyone who is interested in color for free software applications. That's: ArgyllCMS, CinePaint, Cups, GraphicsMagick, Gimp, Gutenprint, ImageMagick, Inkscape, Krita, karbon, LittleCMS, LPROF, Scribus and Oyranos. And, of course, what's happening here has influence on the the Linux desktops. Organisation: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/OpenIcc This year OpenICC has been selected again as one of the projects that can participate in the Google Summer of Code! Programm: http://code.google.com/soc/2008/ Hot topics for this year are the integration of a colour management system into low level services, like Xorg and Cairo, HDR colour management, hardware accelerated colour conversions, true multiple monitor support, again Tonemapping and a toolkit independent GUI layer for plug-ins and CMM's. Of course we are happy about continuing and improving our existing applications, libraries and all being mentored by experienced developers. Project Ideas: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/OpenIccForGoogleSoC2008 The project ideas range from very simple "get familiar with open source" style projects to advanced topics. Given they are all cross platform, they have potential to influence colour management not only on Linux. Own colour project ideas, ideally with a mentor in mind, are welcome too. With students entering this round, we hope to get closer to a colour managed desktop with fun. Students can submitt project offers until 31. march 2008 and earn 4500 USD for their sucessful project. kind regards Kai-Uwe Behrmann -- developing for colour management www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org PS: I hope the colour stuff involved is ok for this list.