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From ejaj on resurgence <starhunt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: low gsoc popularity this year?
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2011 17:02:34 GMT
Hi Ross,
thanks for your invaluable info,well i m beginning to work on it and m
researching on it too.
Now, if you give any link of the so far reported problems, I'd be
rather satisfied.
thanks..

On 4/6/11, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Ross
>
>> 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/>
>>>
>
>
> --
> rgardler@apache.org
> @rgardler
>

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