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From Ulrich Stärk <>
Subject Re: Does GSoC help develop communities?
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:37:15 GMT
What money are we putting into this?



On 03.12.16 23:16, Rich Bowen wrote:
> So, this question was asked several weeks ago, and, so far, we have no
> statistics. I wonder if, now that there appears to be some interest
> around GSoC 2017 starting up, someone could look back at their notes and
> answer some of these questions.
> While it's cool that folks are spending time on GSoC, for the sake of
> GSoC, and of the students, it would also be awesome to know whether the
> time and money that the ASF puts into this is actually doing something
> towards the stated goal of Community Development.
> Or, at the very least, can we make a commitment to track this data going
> forward?
> --Rich
> On 11/16/2016 05:18 AM, 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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