[Members] GSoC

Fabio Forno fabio at bluendo.com
Thu Feb 25 17:49:59 CST 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 12:39 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> Well, we seem to have consensus. Now who is going to do the work? And I
> assure you that it is a lot of work! Here are the "Top 20" tasks you can
> look forward to:
> 1. Writing the XSF's application to be an official GSoC organization
> 2. Finding and interviewing potential mentors
> 3. Defining potentially interesting projects
> 4. Reading dozens and dozens of applications on very short notice
> 5. Exhorting the mentors to read those applications, too
> 6. Collating the votes and making the final decisions
> 7. Handling the transition from selection to actual work
> 8. For mentors, babysitting the students
> 9. For the org admin, babysitting the mentors :)
> 10. Getting everyone to report on their progress regularly
> 11. Holding weekly / fortnightly groupchat meetings
> 12. Making sure that everyone is on track at all times
> 13. Completing the first-half progress check / report
> 14. Dropping students who aren't making sufficient progress
> 15. Finding replacement mentors if necessary
> 16. Pushing through the second half of GSoC to project completion
> 17. Frantically taking care of last-minute disasters
> 18. Writing and submitting a final report to Google
> 19. Keeping after Google for payment
> 20. Disbursing funds to our mentors
> I can assure you that I simply don't have time for all those tasks, or
> even for any of them. So who is going to step forward?

split responsibilities:
- administration stuff and relations with google by the board
- project selection by the council and the board
- project running/monitoring by a special team formed by mentors which
are also members and with one of council as lead

Fabio Forno,
Bluendo srl http://www.bluendo.com
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