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From Ulrich Stärk <...@spielviel.de>
Subject Re: low gsoc popularity this year?
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:09:55 GMT
I just removed the "The".

Uli

On 06.04.2011 22:58, Ross Gardler wrote:
> 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 opense.net 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.
> 
> Ross

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