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From Anurag shekhar <Anurag.Shek...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: contest for contributing to open source projects
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 17:36:09 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Thanks for the clarifications, Anurag. It sounds as though students 
> will assign themselves to JIRAs and attempt to make incremental 
> progress on issues. I'm sensing that students will get points based on 
> the number of patches they convince us to commit, and not on the 
> number of issues they resolve. 
They will be qualified for the small prize meant of every contributer as 
soon as they get one
committed patch. But the grand prize will be based on the value one 
contributer adds
by his contribution. This grand prize will be across all open source 
project and will be
manually evaluated (number of contributions may be considered but it 
won't be the only criterion)
> Are there any incentives to keep the students engaged with the 
> community after the contest ends?
Nothing specifically is planned for this but hopefully few of them will 
find it interesting enough
 to continue contributions.

> Regards,
> -Rick
> Anurag shekhar wrote:
>> Student will have to register them self at mention the project they 
>> plan to participate and
>> also provide the id which they will be using to submit patches. They 
>> can pickup and
>> existing issue or a new issue. Any committed patch will be considered 
>> as one contribution.
>> It will be upto students to defend the patch in developer mailing list.
>> They will need help similar to any contributer needs from the 
>> community (like getting
>> doubt clarified, review and commit of patch)
>> anurag
>> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>> Anurag shekhar wrote:
>>>> SUN India is planning a contest for students to contribute to some
>>>> select open source projects. Will it be ok if apache derby is 
>>>> included in it ?
>>>> The contest will be starting sometimes in aug and will last for 4-5 
>>>> month.
>>>> Each contributer will receive a small award there will be few early 
>>>> bird awards
>>>> and a grand prize for most valuable contributer.
>>>> anurag
>>> Hi Anurag,
>>> Could you give us more details about what you expect the students 
>>> will do and what kind of support they will need from the community?
>>> Thanks,
>>> -Rick

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