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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code
Date Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:51:29 GMT
Hi,

I started collecting proposals on http://wiki.apache.org/general/SummerOfCode2009
Can you help out adding a few more form this thread, that'd be nice,  
thanks :)

Cheers
Jan
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On 3 Mar 2009, at 13:06, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> Hi dev@,
>
> last year, we missed the Google Summer of Code* application
> deadline by hours (my fault). This year, applications run on
> March 9th-13th.
>
> *http://code.google.com/soc/
>
> GSoC provides an excellent opportunity for open source projects
> to get students involved with the project and have larger areas of
> functionality covered.
>
> What is needed from our end (roughly, see the rest of the GSoC
> FaQ*** for more info)?
>
> - A single person as an administrative contact. I volunteer for this
>   position if nobody else is eager to take it.
>
> - A "list of ideas"** that includes a number of sub-projects that  
> students
>   can apply for when working on CouchDB. This is where you come
>   in! :) What feature of CouchDB would you like a student to work on
>   during the summer?
>
> - A vote on which student-proposals to accept.
>
> - Once we have one or more students with an idea each, we'll need a
>   mentor for each sub-project.
>
>
> ** From the GSoC FaQ***:
>
> An "Ideas" list should be a list of suggested student projects. This  
> list is meant to introduce contributors to your project's needs and  
> to provide inspiration to would-be student applicants. It is useful  
> to classify each idea as specifically as possible, e.g. "must know  
> Python" or "easier project; good for a student with more limited  
> experience with C++." If your organization plans to provide an  
> application template, you should include it on your Ideas list.
> Keep in mind that your Ideas list should be a starting point for  
> student applications; we've heard from past mentoring organization  
> participants that some of their best student projects are those that  
> greatly expanded on a proposed idea or were blue-sky proposals not  
> mentioned on the Ideas list at all.
>
> *** http://code.google.com/opensource/gsoc/2009/faqs.html
>


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