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From Ulrich Stärk <...@spielviel.de>
Subject Re: [GSOC] [V2] Please review Application
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2011 19:26:54 GMT
Looks good. Could we please add

Saros is run by university staff that has a lot of experience in mentoring
students.

to the Saros description?

Thanks,

Uli

On 08.03.2011 19:34, Norman Maurer wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> here is the updated Application Draft. I hope I included everything. I will
> see if I can find the "old" template somewhere. So please review:
> 
> 
> Organization Name:
> 
> The Apache Software Foundation
> 
> 
> Description:
> 
> The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial
> support for a broad range of open source software projects. The Foundation
> provides an established framework for intellectual property and financial
> contributions that simultaneously limits contributors potential legal
> exposure. Through a collaborative and meritocratic development process,
> Apache projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software products
> that attract large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License makes
> it easy for all users, commercial and individual, to deploy Apache products.
> 
> 
> Home page:
> 
> www.apache.org
> 
> 
> Main License:
> 
> ASL2
> 
> 
> Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2011? What do you
> hope to gain by participating?
> 
> The Apache Software Foundation hope to help students to get in touch with
> Opensource. Beside this we try to teach them how to develop and communicate
> in a multi-culture organisation. All this will help them to get some
> "real-world" expirience which will hopefully help them later in their
> career.
> 
> 
> If accepted, would this be your first year participating in GSoC?
> 
> No
> 
> 
> Did your organization participate in past GSoCs? If so, please summarize
> your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation.
> 
> The ASF participate in all GSoCs to date. We had many success within the
> last years. Many "prior" Students are now part of the community (committers)
> , part of the PMC or even ASF Members.  So the GSoC helped us (and our
> projects) to grew and to build a better community around various projects.
> 
> 
> If your organization participated in past GSoCs, please let us know the
> ratio of students passing to students allocated, e.g. 2006: 3/6 for 3 out of
> 6 students passed in 2006.
> 
> 2010: 39/44
> 
> What is the URL for your ideas page?
> 
> http://s.apache.org/gsoc2011tasks
> 
> 
> What is the main development mailing list for your organization? This
> question will be shown to students who would like to get more information
> about applying to your organization for GSoC 2011. If your organization uses
> more than one list, please make sure to include a description of the list so
> students know which to use.
> 
> No central list, see the lists of Apache projects at http://www.apache.org/and
> http://incubator.apache.org/
> Students may approach the GSOC Admins via dev@community.apache.org
> 
> 
> What is the main IRC channel for your organization?
> 
> No central irc channel. Channels are managed by the specific project (if the
> project has a channel at all)
> 
> 
> Does your organization have an application template you would like to see
> students use? If so, please provide it now. Please note that it is a very
> good idea to ask students to provide you with their contact information as
> part of your template. Their contact details will not be shared with you
> automatically via the GSoC 2011 site.
> 
> No
> 
> 
> What criteria did you use to select the individuals who will act as mentors
> for your organization? Please be as specific as possible.
> 
> The Apache Software Foundation uses the Meritocracy principle to recognize
> community contributors which are voted by other community members to receive
> "committer karma" for a given project. These committers will be able to
> propose ideas and volunteer as mentors for the selected project ideas.
> We expect our mentors to work with our admins and other experienced mentors.
> Our evaluation process gives priority to those who, through the meritocratic
> process, have demonstrated a willingness to do this.
> As for Administrators, we are using a set 4 admins/co-admins. These admins
> are supported by past admins through out Apache Community Development
> Project (http://community.apache.org)
> 
> 
> What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?
> 
> We work hard to filter potentially disappearing students during the
> application phases. Over the years we have been reasonably successful in
> defining application processes and selection criteria that guard against
> this. However, it is impossible to spot such cases with 100% accuracy.
> Mentors are expected to make all reasonable efforts to contact a
> disappearing student through all communication channels we have available.
> However, as an all volunteer organizations we do not require mentors to
> actively seek missing students. This has served us very well in the past.
> 
> What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors?
> 
> Considering the ASF is a foundation, not a single project, we the admins
> would ask for the project PMC to indicate a substitute mentor or provide
> co-mentors for the selected projects.
> In all the previous GSOC's we never had problems with lack of mentoring and
> found a replacement Mentor if needed.
> 
> What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your
> project's community before, during and after the program?
> 
> We try to treat the students like a part of the community and try to assist
> them. This way they feel like be a part of the ASF. This helps to keep them
> motivated.
> Prior to submitting a proposal, students are required to discuss their ideas
> with the respective
> project communities in the public. This is an explicit point we consider
> when ranking student proposals and reflect how projects communicate within
> the ASF. During the program, our students should work together with their
> community in all technical matters. All students are encouraged to
> participate in their project after GSoC ends. Some might even be granted
> committer access based on their contributions.
> 
> If you are a large organization who is vouching for a small organization
> applying to GSoC for their first time this year, please list their name and
> why you think they'd be good candidates for GSoC here:
> 
> Simal:
>  - A project registry using DOAP for data harvesting and sharing
>  - http://simal.googlecode.com
> 
> This is a good candidate as it is run by Ross Gardler, 5 times GSoC admin
> and 3 times mentor for the ASF, as such the project team understand the GSoC
> processes and expectations. It is an interesting project that is attempting
> to use linked data to expose community activity in open source projects.
> Although it is in late alpha stages it is starting to attract attention from
> a small but passionate community. At present it has a focus on open source
> produced in academic research projects, but it can be used in much broader
> contexts.
> 
> Saros:
>  - Distributed Collaborative Editing and Distributed Party Programming
>  - http://www.saros-project.org/
> 
> 
> Saros provides a way for distributed developers to work together in
> real-time over the Internet and
> includes additional features supporting "distributed party programming", a
> looser type of
> collaboration. Saros is considered useful for virtual communities (as
> typically found in open source
> projects) in a number of distinct development scenarios, including: pair
> programming, code
> reviewing, coaching and side-by-side programming.
> 
> 
> Backup Admin (Link ID):
> 
> uli, rgardler ... ( More to be added)
> 
> 
> 
> 2011/3/8 Antoine Levy-Lambert <antoine@gmx.de>
> 
>> Hello Kathey, Norman, Ross and others
>>
>> I have entered a new issue COMDEV-60 :
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Antoine
>>
>> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMDEV-60
>>
>> On 3/7/11 12:24 PM, Kathey Marsden wrote:
>>> On 3/7/2011 2:18 AM, Norman Maurer wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Does your organization have an application template you would like to
>>>> see
>>>> students use? If so, please provide it now. Please note that it is a
>>>> very
>>>> good idea to ask students to provide you with their contact
>>>> information as
>>>> part of your template. Their contact details will not be shared with you
>>>> automatically via the GSoC 2011 site.
>>>>
>>> I think in the past we have had a general template that had things
>>> like name, contact information, abstract, detail timeline, and also
>>> asked how much time the student would be committing during the summer
>>> and what other commitments they had.  I think it is good to have a
>>> free format but provide a template to make sure that such important
>>> information is included.
>>>
>>> http://s.apache.org/gsoc2011tasks
>>>
>>> For the project ideas page, we only have three so far which might make
>>> us look a bit week. Perhaps send a clear message to this list and also
>>> code-awards to clarify  how they are to be marked.  There may be some
>>> confusion there.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Kathey
>>>
>>
>>
> Bye,
> Norman
> 

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