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From Svante Schubert <>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code 2012 and ODF Toolkit
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:15:12 GMT
On 16.03.2012 23:49, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:11 AM, Svante Schubert
> <> wrote:
>> When is the deadline for mentors?
> It looks like they announced the accepted organizations today.  Apache
> was accepted:
> It is not clear what the next steps are for Mentors.  But I do see
> your proposal and my proposal listed ("Ideas" on the above page):
First step taken. As a mentor go to
all necessary dates for 2012 are listed at

>> 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"
> Did you receive any emails from the code-awards list?  I send a
> subscribe a note a a couple of weeks ago and never heard anything.
The code-awards list seems outdated to me, see
>> 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?
> I think there is a stipend for the student (paid twice, mid summer and
> again at the end) and a small payment to the mentoring organization.
> For the Mentors, we get someone to help us write code, and maybe grow
> the community.
Well, if I get a student, I will aim to become an Apache representative
to have at least a nice coffee at Santa Clara end of October.

> -Rob
>> Best,
>> Svante
>> 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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