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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Does GSoC help develop communities?
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:45:26 GMT


On 12/05/2016 07:41 AM, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
>> Or, at the very least, can we make a commitment to track this data going
>> > forward?
> Let me play the devil's advocate here: What for?
> 
> GSoC is completely free for the ASF (on the contrary, we even get a small amount for
every accepted
> student that we can than put towards fulfilling our goals) and as long as we have volunteers
willing
> to organize it and mentor students we can assume that at least those volunteers are seeing
value in
> it. Why the stats other than for satisfying our curiosity?

Because part of Community Development is measuring what you do, so that
you know if it's effective. This isn't a big request. I'm perplexed at
your resistance to it.

-- 
Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon


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