Please join IRC channel #linaro-gsoc if you haven't already. I'm 'gcl' on that channel. For the AArch64 porting project you should be in contact with Steve McIntyre. For the UEFI porting project you should talk to Leif Lindholm (I can be involved with that one too). I've included both of them in this reply.
Google has opened the proposal period, so you can go ahead and submit something, but I recommend talking to either of them beforehand or running your proposal past them for review before applying. The stuff we put on the wiki page is mostly suggestions, and we're not expecting you to use the project description verbatim. You'll want to narrow it down to something that can be completed over a summer.
On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Varad Gautam email@example.com wrote:
Hi. I am interested in participating in Google Summer of Code - 2014 with Linaro and working on two of the ideas from Ideas page :
AArch64 porting of Free Software Packages - I am amazed going through the details mentioned at  about the use of assembly in packages. I would like to discover more, and figure out where I could contribute.
Port UEFI to Low-Cost Embedded Platform - Although I have not used a system with UEFI before, I want to know more about the low level interaction that occurs between the kernel and the hardware.
Please help me get started and gain a better understanding of what implementing each of these ideas would involve.
About me: I can program with C, Perl, Python, Processing and Shell Scripts. I built a game for the Intel Perceptual Computing Challenge-2013  and have experience with development for the Beagleboard and Pandaboard. I am currently reading Greg K-H's Linux Device Drivers to figure out how drivers work. I am also learning the x86 assembly language. I have been an open source user for a long time, and have a commit integrated into GNOME's Anjuta IDE 
I recently worked with Red Hat on testing the effectiveness of random number generators on a virtual machine with qemu.
I also have a fair know-how of git.
 https://wiki.linaro.org/SummerOfCode2014/ProjectIdeas  https://wiki.linaro.org/LEG/Engineering/OPTIM/Assembly  http://varadgautam.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/bender-a-game-using-the-intel-pe...  https://git.gnome.org/browse/anjuta/commit/?id=eb10532632014b59505c788ffad4c...  http://varadgautam.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/dieharder-tests-on-a-qemu-vm-1-s...
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