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From Svante Schubert <>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code 2012 and ODF Toolkit
Date Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:11:25 GMT
When is the deadline for mentors?

Looking at
I can not find a mail archive for code-awards at
Looking at the given labeled issue query
I am able to find 6 tasks labeled with "gsoc 2012"and two additional
labeled with "gsoc2012"

In addition I have seen a broken manual at

At the Google Calendar I get the
impression I got till start of Monday, left!

PS: I know Google sponsors the event, but what's exactly in for mentors
and mentees - aside of glory and training?


On 05.03.2012 21:56, Rob Weir wrote:
> Hopefully PMC members saw the note regarding GSoC.  Apache is applying
> to be a participating organization.
> This is the info for potential mentors:
> ------------------
> If you want to participate with your project you NOW need to
> - understand what it means to be a mentor [1] - propose your project ideas.
> Just label your issues with gsoc2012 in JIRA and they will show up at [2].
> See also [1]. - subscribe to (restricted to
> potential mentors, meant to be used as a private list - general discussions
> on the public list as much as possible please)
> The ASF will apply as a participating organization with GSoC, your project
> doesn't need to do that. See [3] for more information. Note that the ASF
> isn't accepted yet, nevertheless you *really* should start recording your
> ideas now.
> Last year we had 38 students completing GSoC successfully, some of which
> are now active contributors to the projects they worked on. Let's make this
> a success again this year!
> On behalf of the GSoC 2012 admins,
> Uli
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> ------------------
> Note that a couple of years ago, the ODF Toolkit Union applied for
> GSoC, but was not accepted.  But as part of that effort we (well,
> Svante did most of the work) created a website listing project ideas.
> you can see it on the legacy website here;
> Some of these ideas have already been done now, like the encryption
> and digital signature work that Devin did.  But other ideas still
> remain.
> Any other ideas?
> One thing that I thought might be cool would be a set of command line
> utilities that mimic the common GNU/Linux tools, but which operate on
> ODF documents.   cat, grep, diff and sed are obvious ones. Maybe
> something awk-like that works with spreadsheets?  No need to be
> slavish to the original tools, but create something of similar power,
> but which operate on ODF documents.
> -Rob

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