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From Norman Maurer <nor...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [GSOC] [V2] Please review Application
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:19:18 GMT
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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