Because I'm busy this time of year and I don't want to waste anyone else's time either, I want to list my credentials and humbly ask if I should even bother applying. I'm concerned about this question because my only formal training in OS internals is an OS class I'm taking right now over MINIX. So far this semester, we've written a command-interpreter, trap handler, and a file system. That's the only experience I have in this area. However, I'm a quick learner with very good abstract thinking skills, a solid grasp on C, and a strong desire to learn OS internals. I've also been a Linux user for about 4 years. This is definitely my first choice for Summer of Code but if the hammer's going to be dropped on me I would like it to happen as soon as possible. Thank you guys for your time!