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From Simon Willnauer <>
Subject Re: [GSoC] Apache Lucene @ Google Summer of Code 2011 [STUDENTS READ THIS]
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:27:34 GMT
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM, David Nemeskey
<> wrote:
> Hey Simon and all,
> May we get an update on this? I understand that Google has published the list
> of accepted organizations, which -- not surprisingly -- includes the ASF. Is
> there any information on how many slots Apache got, and which issues will be
> selected?
> The student application period opens on the 28th, so I'm just wondering if I
> should go ahead and apply or wait for the decision.


you should go ahead and apply via the GSoC website and reference the
issue there this is how I understand it works.
We will later rate the proposals from the GSoC website and decide
which we choose. This is also when slots get assigned.

> Thanks,
> David
> On 2011 March 11, Friday 17:23:58 Simon Willnauer wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> Google Summer of Code 2011 is very close and the Project Applications
>> Period has started recently. Now it's time to get some excited students
>> on board for this year's GSoC.
>> I encourage students to submit an application to the Google Summer of Code
>> web-application. Lucene & Solr are amazing projects and GSoC is an
>> incredible opportunity to join the community and push the project
>> forward.
>> If you are a student and you are interested spending some time on a
>> great open source project while getting paid for it, you should submit
>> your application from March 28 - April 8, 2011. There are only 3
>> weeks until this process starts!
>> Quote from the GSoC website: "We hear almost universally from our
>> mentoring organizations that the best applications they receive are
>> from students who took the time to interact and discuss their ideas
>> before submitting an application, so make sure to check out each
>> organization's Ideas list to get to know a particular open source
>> organization better."
>> So if you have any ideas what Lucene & Solr should have, or if you
>> find any of the GSoC pre-selected projects [1] interesting, please
>> join us on [2].  Since you as a student must
>> apply for a certain project via the GSoC website [3], it's a good idea
>> to work on it ahead of time and include the community and possible
>> mentors as soon as possible.
>> Open source development here at the Apache Software
>> Foundation happens almost exclusively in the public and I encourage you to
>> follow this. Don't mail folks privately; please use the mailing list to
>> get the best possible visibility and attract interested community
>> members and push your idea forward. As always, it's the idea that
>> counts not the person!
>> That said, please do not underestimate the complexity of even small
>> "GSoC - Projects". Don't try to rewrite Lucene or Solr!  A project
>> usually gains more from a smaller, well discussed and carefully
>> crafted & tested feature than from a half baked monster change that's
>> too large to work with.
>> Once your proposal has been accepted and you begin work, you should
>> give the community the opportunity to iterate with you.  We prefer
>> "progress over perfection" so don't hesitate to describe your overall
>> vision, but when the rubber meets the road let's take it in small
>> steps.  A code patch of 20 KB is likely to be reviewed very quickly so
>> get fast feedback, while a patch even 60kb in size can take very
>> - Hide quoted text -
>> long. So try to break up your vision and the community will work with
>> you to get things done!
>> On behalf of the Lucene & Solr community,
>> Go! join the mailing list and apply for GSoC 2011,
>> Simon
>> [1]
>> ery=labels+%3D+lucene-gsoc-11 [2]
>> [3]
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