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From Susan Cline <home4...@pacbell.net>
Subject Re: Preparing for potential Google Summer of Code
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2006 21:17:55 GMT
Thanks David.

Susan

--- "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouvering@Sun.COM> wrote:

> You're right Susan, thanks.  I'd be happy to volunteer for this role.
> 
> David
> 
> Susan Cline wrote:
> > --- "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouvering@Sun.COM> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Hi, all.  It is possible that Google will want to do another Summer of 
> >>Code this year.  Google pays students to join open source communities as 
> >>interns for the summer.  While Google uses this as an opportunity to 
> >>identify the best and brightest up-and-coming coders, it is also a 
> >>useful opportunity for open source projects to get issues addressed, new 
> >>avenues explored and bugs fixed - and potentially to recruit new 
> >>community members and gain a raised public profile.
> >>
> >>It would be great if Apache Derby could participate in this.  
> > 
> > 
> > I think this is a great idea, and I hope we participate in it.
> > 
> > [ snip ]
> > 
> > 
> >>What I'd like to suggest is the following:
> >>
> >>- Who would like to be the contact point?  I am thinking Jean Anderson, 
> >>as our community liason extraordinaire.
> > 
> > 
> > Instead of suggesting who might be appropriate for this, how about if we 
> > ask for a volunteer, instead? Jean may be willing to take this on, but 
> > I think in the spirit of "scratching your own itch" it's feels better 
> > to volunteer for a task without feeling like it may have been assigned to you. 
> > 
> > Susan
> 


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