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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: [proposal] Use JIRA for proposing mentored projects
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2010 08:38:50 GMT
Apologies for the empty subject (now fixed).

I've created some test issues in Wookie and Comdev projects:

On 09/02/2010 08:19, Ross Gardler wrote:
> How are we to collect mentor projects for GSoC?
> In the past we have used a wiki page and had the mentors add their
> projects to that page. This has worked well and is close to zero
> overhead on our the admins part. However, it requires a duplication of
> effort for the mentors and is not useful beyond the GSoC period.
> What I would like to do is make the information we collect at this stage
> of GSoC useful for our ongoing mentoring work that we intend to kick off
> after GSoC.
> I therefore propose that we ask projects to record tasks in their issue
> tracker with a label of "Mentored". We can then pull this information
> into the community.a.o site via the JIRA search widgets (I think, I need
> to verify this - if not we can always point at a filter on JIRA).
> Unfortunately GSoC is only about code so some projects that we can
> provide mentors for are not suitable for GSoC (i.e. documentation)
> therefore I also propose to use the label "GSoC" for mentored projects
> available to GSoC students.
> After GSoC this list of projects with mentors available will still be
> useful to both the ComDev project and the development project.
> Some projects already use labels to indicate tasks suitable for
> newcomers, i would rather than adopt multiple labels that will require
> us to aggregate various searches.
> We've mentioned this before and were in initial agreement. I'm therefore
> going to go with lazy consensus on this to allow us to get on with
> preparing for GSoC. I'll conduct the necessary experiments whilst I wait
> for objections.
> Ross

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