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From Ulrich Stärk <...@spielviel.de>
Subject Re: [GSOC] [V2] Please review Application
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:36:33 GMT
I just amended the application, correcting some typos and formulations.

I added another project from my institute (SeqAn) that wishes to participate in GSoC.

Uli

On 09.03.2011 12:19, Norman Maurer wrote:
> I just submitted the Application based on the feedback I had. If anything
> else should be changed just ping me. We can change stuff until the deadline
> pass (12.03.2011).
> 
> Bye,
> Norman
> 
> 2011/3/8 Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de>
> 
>> 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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