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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: low gsoc popularity this year?
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:58:17 GMT
On 06/04/2011 21:06, siddharth srivastava wrote:
> Hi
> "The Apache Software Foundation" appears as "Apache Software Foundation" on
> melange.

So it does. Not sure why I thought otherwise - thanks for the correction.

> I have myself applied for GSoC this year, so just putting in my two cents:
> One of the possible reasons according to me is the Jira interface. Most of
> the visitors are unaware of the Jira interface and how issues and projects
> are managed on it.

We used JIRA last year too with no ill effects. To be honest if a 
potential student can't figure out JIRA then they probably aren't 
suitable (at this stage in their education) as an Apache mentee.

However, it certainly wouldn't do us any harm to have a simple How To 
(any volunteers).

> A better wiki interface which could include the things as follows:

We used to use a Wiki put a) it puts a fair amount of overhead on the 
admins and projects to cross refference and b) is not easily reusable 
between different mentoring activities.

Our RSS feeds from JIRA are, for example, on the site and I'm 
working with the OpenHatch project to get them up there too.

> I hope that can help in building a better platform.

Thanks for your input. All suggestions welcome.


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