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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Preparing for potential Google Summer of Code
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2006 21:02:53 GMT
You're right Susan, thanks.  I'd be happy to volunteer for this role.


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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