[Members] GSoC 2013 question

Joachim Lindborg joachim.lindborg at sust.se
Wed Feb 13 14:27:12 UTC 2013


I can also volunteer and help out with it

2013/2/13 Simon Tennant <simon at buddycloud.com>

> IMHO GSOC has been really good for the XSF.
>
> As bear mentions, the success is proportiante to the mentors input and
> organisation time. Kudos to Kev too: he has also done a great job
> marshalling teams in the last two years that I've been involved.
>
> I'd be happy to help more this year. It's a great program an attracts some
> great minds to the XSF world.
>
>
> On 12 February 2013 17:16, bear <bear42 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Here is a draft of a post that I would be sending to the Members list and
>> also on the blog.
>>
>> I'm doing it as a draft because I feel that the discussion of the draft
>> will itself help bring out the same folks who need to be a part of the
>> discussion - so I'm seeding the question :)
>>
>> anywho, here is the draft, if you care about the XSF's involvement in
>> GSoC 2013 please do make comments and start the discussion.
>>
>> ----------vv draft vv---------
>>
>> With the exception of one year, the XSF has  participated in the Google
>> Summer of Code for something like the past 8 years and now, with Google
>> announcing the 2013 season we have a single  question to answer:
>>
>> Should the XSF participate again this year?
>>
>> The  last two years support for running the GSoC pretty much fell to a
>> single person (outside of the work of the individual mentors) so if we
>> participate we would need to have a much broader base of people to  spread
>> the workload.  I say this because 2013 is *already* looking to be  a very
>> busy year for the XSF.
>>
>> So, the above bear ramblings  aside, is there enough organizational
>> interest for us to submit and Org  request again?  Given our history with
>> the project, I feel comfortable  that we would get 3-5 slots - so the
>> question is do we have 3-5 groups  with enough interest?
>>
>> ----------^^ draft ^^---------
>>
>> --
>> Bear
>>
>> bear at xmpp.org (email)
>> bear42 at gmail.com (xmpp, email)
>> bear at code-bear.com (xmpp, email)
>> http://code-bear.com/bearlog (weblog)
>>
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