Dan,

>>If the purpose of the google summer of code is to get students used to
>>developing in open source, then I hope the mentors will encourage plans
>>to be developed & fined-tuned on the derby-dev list.

Ofcourse, any features pertaining to Derby developement would be discussed with the derby community. David had suggested this ´open development´ in his very first mail.
The ¨Plan¨ I refer to on the Wiki is my personal schedule for next two/three months of SOC.
I hope it clears all your doubts.

Best Regards,
Sanket Sharma