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From Sean Owen <>
Subject Re: low gsoc popularity this year?
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:13:44 GMT
For Mahout, I am not mentoring this year because none of the three
GSoC projects I have mentored have come close to succeeding. (I am
assured it's not my fault.) Of the 5 Mahout mentored last year, I can
only point to 1 that was usefully successful.

Is anyone else's historical success rate low or is it just me? This
could explain fewer mentors, helping encourage fewer projects, meaning
fewer applications.

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Kathey Marsden
<> wrote:
> In the small factors category, in Derby project we have something of a
> shortage of mentors this year, which I think is reducing the number of
> applications.  I am hoping we will get at least one more coming in from a
> student that has been active and has said  he wants to apply.
> The reduced number of mentors, I think,  is just mostly  because of vacation
> conflicts.

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