I'm Vidun, I would like to suggest an idea for Gsoc'14 and get feedback on this if this is all possible.
The idea initially came up as a difficulty I faced when handling RTC(real time communication) for web project to handle and push notifications, alerts, messages etc. As from a general view point this can be easily accomplished with long polling, which is resource intensive.
Some of the problems that developers face when implementing their own RTC message pushing.
1. Most of the hosting companies do not support web-sockets. This is troublesome for established companies to migrate host to support RTC.
2. Privacy issues.
3. Additional work load for developers. Developing web-socket apps is not easy.
4. Would make it easier to screen/modify data on the fly using the server.
This is the initial use-case I had in mind, although it may be possible to take a different approach altogether based on some good suggestions from the community.
The server can be used by a single company or to provide services to multiple organisations. The server can hold admin and also general subscribed users who are allowed to push data to clients. The server is RTC enabled using web sockets.
System Sequence Diagram:
There are sever third party organisations like pusher that provide a hosted platform for Websocket, but it would be cool if there was an open approach for hosting web socket server. This would mean more control and privacy.
It would be very nice if I could get some suggestions and feedback on if this was all possible as a GSOC approach with fedora.
This draft is basic, I can work on a complete proposal once I get feedback on whether this approach as a GSOC'14 idea with fedora is possible.