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From Buddhika Jayawardhana <>
Subject Re: Does GSoC help develop communities?
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:58:00 GMT
Also there may be students who have who actually did not take in part in
GSOC for Apache, but got involved with Apache because of GSOC ,and still
stick around.

On 16 November 2016 at 15:48, Nick Burch <> wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Nov 2016, Rich Bowen wrote:
>> It would be great to have some kind of statistics on how GSoC helps
>> projects longer term. Do students stick around? Does the code written
>> actually get incorporated into releases? Does it in fact contribute to the
>> mission of Community Development, or is it just a nice summer job for these
>> students?
> Do we have a list (maybe somewhere in the comdev private svn?) of everyone
> who has taken part in GSoC?
> If so, it'd be fairly easy to annotate that with apache IDs, then see
> who's now on PMCs or who's now a member. Producing sharable statistics from
> that automatically is then easy. (I say this as someone who helped update
> the similar Travel Assistance Committee / TAC ones on Monday!)
> Not sure if it's easy to find out the "last commit date" for people, to
> check for the "still around" part (eg for people who got committership
> during GSoc, maybe on a branch), but I know where infra are to ask...
> Nick
> PS FWIW, within Tika we've certainly had a few GSoC people stick around!
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Best Regards

*Buddhika Jayawardhana*
Undergraduate | Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Moratuwa
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