[Members] XSF as a mentor in Summer of Code 2007?
stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Feb 20 10:49:27 CST 2007
I think it may still be appropriate for the XSF to act as a mentoring
organization for the many small open-source projects. We would do what
we've always done: try to connect students with existing mentors in the
community (e.g., if you want to work on a new Python component, connect
you with people who know about Python+XMPP stuff). But it may also be
appropriate for us to mentor few projects so that we can do a better job
of it. But one thing I agree about: we need to get organized earlier and
(IMHO) recruit some mentors ahead of time.
Tobias Markmann wrote:
> I think the XSF should participate as mentoring organization because
> most XMPP projects are too small and what about new projects for the
> XMPP world? Things like an ICE library for C++ and C# or something else.
> If only the existing projects itself participate as mentor there won't
> be new XMPP projects.
> On 2/19/07, *Matt Tucker* <matt at jivesoftware.com
> <mailto:matt at jivesoftware.com>> wrote:
> Igniterealtime (Wildfire, Spark, Smack, etc) will definitely be applying
> as a mentoring organization. However, if the XSF decides to act as an
> umbrella org instead as in years past, that's fine too.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: members-bounces at xmpp.org <mailto:members-bounces at xmpp.org>
> > [mailto:members-bounces at xmpp.org
> <mailto:members-bounces at xmpp.org>] On Behalf Of Maciek Niedzielski
> > Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 5:14 AM
> > To: XSF Members
> > Subject: [Members] XSF as a mentor in Summer of Code 2007?
> > Hi,
> > If I remember well, someone suggested (while discussing
> > JSF->XSF change) that XSF should not participate in Google
> > SoC as a mentor (we don't develop software, do we?). I think
> > we should discuss this ASAP, because submission deadline is
> > 12th March. And if we decide not to apply, we should announce
> > this earlier, so interested XMPP-related project have time to
> > think and prepare their applications.
> > Personally, I have to say that the way it was until now it a
> > bit strange, because projects mentored by XSF were really not
> > XSF projects (in a way that - for example - Firefox is
> > Mozilla's project). On the other hand, small projects,
> > especially new ones (creating something new, not just helping
> > existing ones) would have to be mentored directly by Google,
> > and maybe not so many of them would be accepted (because of
> > big competition, etc).
> > --
> > Maciek
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