It's great to see the summer of code projects wrapping up. They've sure been effective at injecting some really interesting new features into Inkscape that I think users are going to be impressed with.
Also, it sounds like the students have had a good experience and felt included as part of the team. I've long felt that having an open, friendly community is the best way for an open source project to become prolifically successful, and I'm always happy to see the evidence at work. :-)
I love Tivo. I want a Tivo access everywhere that I have a TV or computer, but of course the idea of buying a bunch of Tivo's and paying an extra $7/mo each seems just silly.
So I got thinking about it, and decided that MythTV is the way to go. I mean, setting it up shouldn't be a big deal; after all I install Linux on funky hardware all the time at work for testing NFS, and MythTV sounds simple in comparison. Besides, I know Kees, the guy who builds cables for disposable camcorders, develops MPEG2 editing software, and analyzes the Tivo file format for fun.
Of course, the devil's in the details and neither Kees nor I really relish the idea of gaining another project that takes tons of time for researching and tweaking. But we got to thinking and decided, why not set up a MythTV club at work. We know several other people who'd be interested in learning/experimenting/fiddling with it, and by being able to share notes and tag team on problems, it seems like we ought to be able to get it figured out pretty easily. Maybe we could even come up with some improvements to contribute back.