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From Piergiorgio Lucidi <>
Subject Fwd: Google Summer of Code 2018 is coming
Date Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:26:31 GMT

Google Summer Of Code 2018 is starting and we are going to confirm the
Apache participation also this year.
We could join the program as usual creating some improvements / tasks for
ManifoldCF with a specific JIRA tag "gsoc2018".

Do you have any ideas to include in our proposals?
I can just start the discussion with some ideas below:

1. Start our DevOps adoption: some ready-to-run ManifoldCF Docker images on
different stack: MySQL, Postgres, etc...
2. Improve our Cloud services storage adoption: add support for Azure and
Amazon storage for both Repository and Output Connectors
3. Continue our work on Content Migration: making sure that all the
repository connectors correctly work with the existent output connectors
4. MongoDB Output Connector
5. A brand new website template: a porting based on Jekyll? (maybe is not
so interesting for a student... but anyway we should do that :-P)

Please feel free to add any comment about this.
Thank you.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ulrich Stärk <>
Date: 2018-01-21 22:22 GMT+01:00
Subject: Google Summer of Code 2018 is coming

Hello PMCs (incubator Mentors, please forward this email to your podlings),

Google Summer of Code [1] is a program sponsored by Google allowing
students to spend their summer
working on open source software. Students will receive stipends for
developing open source software
full-time for three months. Projects will provide mentoring and project
ideas, and in return have
the chance to get new code developed and - most importantly - to identify
and bring in new committers.

The ASF will apply as a participating organization meaning individual
projects don't have to apply

If you want to participate with your project we ask you to do the following
things as soon as
possible but please no later than 2017-01-30:

1. understand what it means to be a mentor [2].

2. record your project ideas.

Just create issues in JIRA, label them with gsoc2018, 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 programming 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.

[4] contains some additional information (will be updated for 2017 shortly).

3. 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

Note that the ASF isn't accepted as a participating organization yet,
nevertheless you *have to*
start recording your ideas now or we will not get accepted.

Over the years we were able to complete hundreds of projects successfully.
Some of our prior
students are active contributors now! Let's make this year a success again!



P.S.: Except for the private parts (label spreadsheet mostly), this email
is free to be shared
publicly if you want to.


Piergiorgio Lucidi
Open Source Evangelist and Enterprise Information Management Specialist
Mentor / PMC Member / Committer @ Apache Software Foundation
Community Star / Wiki Gardener / Global Forum Moderator @ Alfresco
Author and Technical Reviewer @ Packt Publishing
Technical Advisory Group Member @ Microsoft
Top Community Contributor @ Crafter
Project Leader / Committer @ JBoss

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