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From ejaj on resurgence <starhunt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: low gsoc popularity this year?
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:44:00 GMT
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.
thanks..

On 4/6/11, Zhijie Shen <zjshen14@gmail.com> 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
> <andrus@objectstyle.org>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:
>> http://markmail.org/message/qg2ovoiwtcp3eji5 ). 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
> <http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/%7Ez-shen/>
>

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