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From Keheliya Gallaba <>
Subject Re: Midterm Evaluations failed for LDAP diagnostic tool plugin to Apache Directory Studio
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:12:26 GMT
Hello Devs,

This is to thank you all for the support you have given me to come this far
in the GSoC 2010 program, contributing to Apache Directory Studio project
for creating the LDAP diagnostic tool. Thank you Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot for
mentoring me, and providing invaluable feedback on my work. Thank you Stefan
Seelmann, Emmanuel Lecharny and all the other developers who helped me out
at difficult times and guided me. This program was a wonderful starting
point for my opensource development journey and I'm determined to go far. I
learned many things and experience I got is immense.

Although, I'll be missing the recognition as a Google Summer of Code student
and the stipend, I'll be continuing the work at [1] to complete the LDAP
diagnostic tool. A lending hand from all of you, when you can, is very much


On 17 July 2010 16:30, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot <> wrote:

> Hi Keheliya,
> Actually there is no mistake in the filling of the form, as I've ended my
> evaluation with a 'fail' mark.
> Believe me, I took this midterm evaluation very seriously and it was hard
> for me to come to that decision.
> Let me explain why.
> It has nothing to do with your commitment in the Apache Directory project
> community, nor you as a person, as I really enjoy mentor and help you.
> This is only a matter of being fair. Being fair to you, being to the Google
> Summer of Code program and being fair to myself with "Mentor" hat on.
> Considering the already elapsed time and the amount of code and
> documentation produced so far, and their quality, I think it's fair to say
> that all the requirements aren't met and are insufficient.
> By that, I don't mean that you didn't work at all and there were not a
> progression and improvements (you did improve) in your work through weeks.
> But, in my opinion (and the thoughts I have been gathering from the other
> people in the community before writing the evaluation), as up to now, your
> work is still not been sufficient enough.
> I tried to guide you as best as I could, in order to help you understand
> how to divide the projects into components, how this components behaves to
> one another, and how to write good code (maintainable and easy to read by
> others).
> This project is a pretty interesting one but it is also somehow a complex
> one, with technical requirements you had to learn in the beginning of the
> project.
> I was pretty confident that you would learn this easily and efficiently,
> but, was probably (and that's my fault) too optimistic.
> Whatever happens and if you're still interested in continuing the work on
> the project (even outside of a GSoC program), I'd be happy to continue help
> you moving forward.
> I hope you understand my judgement and I'm available to discuss it with
> you.
> Best regards,
> Pierre-Arnaud
> On 17 juil. 2010, at 03:40, Keheliya Gallaba wrote:
> Hello Pierre Arnaud and Carol,
> I'm wondering why I have not passed the Midterm Evaluations happened since
> I kept in touch with the community, continued development at [1] and as I
> know, filled all midterm evaluations too. Please look into this as soon as
> possible since it may have been a mistake when filling out the forms by our
> side or when processing them.
> [1]
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <>
> Date: 17 July 2010 00:59
> Subject: Midterm Evaluations results processed for Develop a LDAP
> diagnostic tool plugin to Apache Directory Studio
> To:
> Cc:,,,
>  Hi Keheliya Gallaba,
> We have processed the evaluation for your project named Develop a LDAP
> diagnostic tool plugin to Apache Directory Studio with Apache Software
> Foundation.
> From our data it seems that you have not passed the Midterm Evaluations.
> This is either due to your mentor failing you or due to a missing evaluation
> from you, the student. Please contact your mentor to discuss the results of
> your evaluation. If the issue is that you have not yet submitted the
> required evaluation, please contact the program administrator as soon as
> possible so we can work on getting this situation rectified.
>  Greetings,
> The Google Open Source Programs Team
> Thanks and Regards
> --
> Keheliya Gallaba
Thanks and Regards,


Keheliya Gallaba

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