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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:14:52 GMT
A little update.

On 3 Mar 2009, at 13:06, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> last year, we missed the Google Summer of Code* application
> deadline by hours (my fault). This year, applications run on
> March 9th-13th.

The ASF is already taking part and we can submit idea lists for
CouchDB under their umbrella.

See for more

We should have a list of ideas ready by March 23rd. I'll keep this
thread open for another while and then start collecting ideas that
we can vote on for Students to apply for.


> *
> GSoC provides an excellent opportunity for open source projects
> to get students involved with the project and have larger areas of
> functionality covered.
> What is needed from our end (roughly, see the rest of the GSoC
> FaQ*** for more info)?
> - A single person as an administrative contact. I volunteer for this
>   position if nobody else is eager to take it.
> - A "list of ideas"** that includes a number of sub-projects that  
> students
>   can apply for when working on CouchDB. This is where you come
>   in! :) What feature of CouchDB would you like a student to work on
>   during the summer?
> - A vote on which student-proposals to accept.
> - Once we have one or more students with an idea each, we'll need a
>   mentor for each sub-project.
> ** From the GSoC FaQ***:
> An "Ideas" list should be a list of suggested student projects. This  
> list is meant to introduce contributors to your project's needs and  
> to provide inspiration to would-be student applicants. It is useful  
> to classify each idea as specifically as possible, e.g. "must know  
> Python" or "easier project; good for a student with more limited  
> experience with C++." If your organization plans to provide an  
> application template, you should include it on your Ideas list.
> Keep in mind that your Ideas list should be a starting point for  
> student applications; we've heard from past mentoring organization  
> participants that some of their best student projects are those that  
> greatly expanded on a proposed idea or were blue-sky proposals not  
> mentioned on the Ideas list at all.
> ***

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