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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code
Date Sat, 21 Mar 2009 13:43:21 GMT

On 5 Mar 2009, at 13:14, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> 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
> information.
> 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.

I added our wiki page to


> Cheers
> Jan
> --
>> *
>> 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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