[Members] Summer of Code proposals and applications

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Wed May 17 10:50:07 CDT 2006

On 17 May 2006, at 16:31, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> Exactly again. However, next year, maybe it would be a better idea if
> big software projects like psi or ejabberd applied to become mentoring
> organizations on their own, instead of going through the JSF for this.

I'd like to note that, because of similar comments made last year, I  
did check in advance if the JSF was happy for clients to sit under  
the umbrella of the JSF, or to try and fly solo. I think it's better  
for a bigger slice of the pie to be given to the JSF though, and  
distributed like that. If (in an imaginary situation), there were 12  
places for Jabber candidates, and the best 12 projects were 2 on Psi,  
6 on Wildfire, 2 on compliancy testing and 2 on a network monitor, I  
think it's better that the JSF has all 12 places and is able to  
assign them appropriately, rather than, say Psi, Jive and the JSF  
having 4 each, where Psi ends up giving two less good projects a  
place, which are less worthy than two of the Wildfire candidates that  
had to be turned down. With that said, if in the future the JSF  
wishes projects to apply to be mentoring organisations themselves,  
I'm sure we'd do that; I don't think it's in the best interest of the  
Jabber sphere though, *unless* it would result in an overall increase  
in Jabber-related SoC positions, in which case it might be a smart  
thing to do.


Kevin Smith
Psi Jabber client developer/project leader (http://psi-im.org/)
Postgraduate Research Student, Computer Science, University Of Exeter

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