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From Ulrich Stärk <>
Subject Re: Admins for GSoC 2012
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:06:00 GMT

FYI, we are now at step one. The email to the PMCs should go out as soon as possible. Also,
sure that all our GSoC-related pages are up to date. They are a mess with information spread
several pages and no clean navigation so cleaning them up may be an ideal task for newcomers
learn about our processes and at the same time contribute something extremely useful.

Also, we haven't set up a mentor vetting procedure yet. The idea was to have PMCs ACK their
potential mentors. We need to write that up.

As for temporary accounts for students, infra is against setting up temporary accounts. PMCs
either vote the students in as committers or have them work like any other outside contributors
mailing lists and patches. I agree.


On 28.02.2012 09:48, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
> Whatever you think will benefit us most. I think I documented most of the stuff quite
well so it
> should be easy this year for newcomers to get up to speed.
> Having said that I just noticed that I posted a draft of the admin guide to private@
but didn't
> commit it to our website later. Will do this now.
> Uli
> On 27.02.2012 21:55, Nóirín Plunkett wrote:
>> Applications are now open, and I've started going through the process.
>> Several people offered to be a backup admin, but the form only allows
>> us to have one backup.
>> For those of you who've offered, do you specifically want to help with
>> the admin side (mostly a matter of chasing up mentors for evaluations,
>> and mentors & students for mid-term and final reports), or would you
>> be equally happy to help by proposing, evaluating or mentoring
>> projects (a task that doesn't require you to be an admin)? You'll get
>> a t-shirt either way :-)
>> If you really want to help with the admin side, please create a
>> profile in Melange
>> ( and send
>> me your linkid.
>> Uli, unless you object, I'd suggest that we put someone who hasn't
>> been an admin before as the "official" backup (so that they can see
>> the whole thing from the inside). Your help is very, very welcome, of
>> course, but I think it's advantageous to spread the knowledge too :-)
>> Noirin

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