[Members] XSF as a mentor in Summer of Code 2007?

Peter Saint-Andre 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.
> Tobias
> On 2/19/07, *Matt Tucker* <matt at jivesoftware.com 
> <mailto:matt at jivesoftware.com>> wrote:
>     Maciek,
>     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.
>     Regards,
>     Matt
>      > -----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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