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From Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [GSOC] Please review Application
Date Sat, 12 Mar 2011 01:05:27 GMT
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 5:18 AM, Norman Maurer <norman@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> For the Co-Admins:
>  *  I need your Id's to add it to the  Application
>
<snip/>

Its my initials: ra

-Rahul


> For the "last Admins":
>  * Do we have some stats about how many students pass last year etc ?
>
>
>
> I prepared this for GSOC. Please review and add comments.
>
> 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 many GSoCs yet. We had many success within the last
> years. Many "prior" Students are now part of the community (committers) or
> even part of the PMC.  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.
>
> .... (To be added)
>
>
> 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/
>
>
> 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.
>
> As for Administrators, we are using a set 4 admins/co-admins.
>
>
> What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?
>
> We will try to filter on them in the select process and do our best to
> "detect" this as soon as possible. Beside this each project/mentor will keep
> an eye on this
>
>
> 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.
>
>
> 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.
>
>
> 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
>
> Saros:
>  - Distributed Collaborative Editing and Distributed Party Programming
>  - http://www.saros-project.org/
>
> Backup Admin (Link ID):
>
> Uli ... ( More to be added)
>
>
>
>
> Thanks,
> Norman
>

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