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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: low gsoc popularity this year?
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:54:39 GMT
On 06/04/2011 17:44, ejaj on resurgence wrote:
> Hi,
> i m researching for webapp manager for tuscany and m going to apply
> for that. Referencing to one of the post , it says its a joke.
> I just wanna ask if this infeasible at all and if there is any thing i
> could step up to work with.

It does work, some people have applied. But I've seen lots of people 
reporting problems finding things.

It's just a question of looking hard.

I don't think there are any complications with the actual application 
process so if you have found your project, engaged with the mentors and 
done your prep work you should be just fine.


> thanks..
> On 4/6/11, Zhijie Shen<>  wrote:
>> I'm a student that will apply GSoC'11 with Apache. From the perspective of a
>> student, I think one reason is that the idea list of Apache projects is
>> released a bit late. In fact, a number of other organizations released the
>> idea list long time before the organization application deadline. Hence some
>> of students who are not patient enough tend to apply with these early
>> organizations. Just my personal feeling :-)
>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:27 PM, Andrus Adamchik
>> <>wrote:
>>> On Apr 6, 2011, at 6:13 PM, Sean Owen wrote:
>>>> Is anyone else's historical success rate low or is it just me?
>>> My experience with GSoC included successes, failures, and outcomes
>>> somewhere in the middle (e.g. a project was delivered, but we never
>>> integrated it in the codebase, and it was left to rot in the repo). Our
>>> conclusion was that the type of task you post for your students to do
>>> plays
>>> a very important role in this (the last discussion on that is here:
>>> ). Most of the applying
>>> students are not already active hackers on a project, so giving them tasks
>>> requiring massive changes to the sensitive areas of the code is one recipe
>>> for disaster, and there are more...
>>> Andrus
>> --
>> Zhijie Shen
>> School of Computing
>> National University of Singapore
>> <>


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