[Members] Google Summer of Code 2011 - Project Ideas deadline

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Thu Mar 10 02:24:47 CST 2011


On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM,  <jehan at zemarmot.net> wrote:
> So as it was persisting, I reconnected. Then I got again the same
> error. So I cannot edit.
> Could anyone look into this?

I hope it's fixed now.

>> and add any idea you think a student would be interested in doing.
> <snip/>
> I think a good project could be:
> - to pick one Free Software implementation which is incomplete (= work
> in perfect situations but in most real-life cases fail) and make it more
> any-situation proof.
> Is such a project (when I don't cite a specific project) acceptable to
> be proposed?

Proposals should be concrete enough that students can sensibly
evaluate them as an option - they need to have proposed mentors, the
difficulty (which will depend upon the codebase), the skills required
etc.

> Then the same question arises: do we have to be related closely to a
> given project to be mentor for a student working on this project?

Yes - you'd need to get the project involved in this, as they'd need
to mentor it. I suggest the best way to approach your idea (I note
that Jingle support is already on the list for one client) is to go to
one or more projects, get them to agree to the idea, and then put up
the ideas on the wiki as relates to those projects, with suitable
mentor proposals etc.

Thanks,
/K


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