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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Fwd: Google Summer of Code 2013
Date Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:23:41 GMT
If anyone wants to mentor a GSoC student you need to get your idea
entered into JIRA now.  It looks like the deadline is this weekend.

I wonder whether a streaming/scanning parser could be done in this
time frame?  We've seen some cases where our DOM-based solution takes
up too much memory and a more SAX-like approach would be better.

Any other ideas?


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From: Ulrich Stärk <>
Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code 2013

Dear PMCs,

I'm going to submit our application to Google this weekend but our
ideas list only shows 34 ideas
until now. That's a shame considering that we have over a hundred
projects and were able to offer
potential students 142 project ideas to choose from last year and it
might also hinder our chances
of being accepted.

Remember, GSoC is a great way to attract fresh blood to your projects
and to get work done that
might otherwise go undone. It is in your own interest to participate.

Incubator mentors, please also talk to your respective podlings.

If there is anything keeping you from participating, or anything that
needs clarification, don't
hesitate to contact the community development project at or, if you want to
keep the discussion private,



On 05.03.2013 16:26, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
> Hello PMCs,
> Google Summer of Code [1] is the ideal opportunity for you to attract new contributors
to your projects.
> The ASF will apply as a participating organization meaning individual projects don't
have to apply
> separately.
> If you want to participate with your project you NOW need to
> - understand what it means to be a mentor [2].
> - record your project ideas. Just create issues in JIRA, label them with gsoc2013, and
they will
> show up at [3]. Please be as specific as possible when describing your idea. Include
the programming
> language, the tools and skills required, but try not to scare potential students away.
They are
> supposed to learn what's required before the program starts. Use labels, e.g. for the
> language (java, c, c++, erlang, python, brainfuck, ...) or technology area (cloud, xml,
web, foo,
> bar, ...) and record them at [5]. Please use the COMDEV JIRA project for recording your
ideas if
> your project doesn't use JIRA (e.g. httpd, ooo). Contact if
you need
> assistance.
> - 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). Use a recognized address when subscribing ( or one of your alias
addresses on
> record).
> Note that the ASF isn't accepted yet, nevertheless you *really* should start recording
your ideas now.
> Over the years we were able to complete hundreds of projects successfully. Some of our
> students are active contributors now! Let's make this a success again this year!
> Uli
> P.S.: Except for the private parts (label spreadsheet mostly), this email is free to
be shared
> publicly if you want to.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]

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