[Mageia-discuss] GSOC 2012

Filipe Saraiva filip.saraiva at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 22:26:39 CET 2012


In these links, some ideas of others Linux (and other kernels)
distributions that were accepted as organizations in Google Summer of
Code 2011.

Is interesting to learn some about distributions in GSoC with the
experiences of these distributions.

Debian - http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2011/Applying
OpenSUSE - http://en.opensuse.org//openSUSE:GSOC_2011_Ideas
Fedora - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Summer_coding_ideas_for_2011


2012/2/8 Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org>:
> Hi,
> Google announced during FOSDEM that the summer of code program 2012 have
> been launched officially :
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-summer-of-code-2012-is-on.html
> ( for people who never have heard of, just follow the links and then ask
> questions here )
> I have opened a page on our wiki so we can try to apply to the program
> this year :
> https://wiki.mageia.org/en/SummerOfCode2012
> There is the application proposal, as long as answers for the questions
> ( found in the FAQ )
> I also put 2 draft proposals, that I found after taking a shower, but do
> not hesitate to place more. Please also follow the format I used, since
> it should explain to student what they need, what they learn, and who to
> contact. Feel free to add almost complete proposal, but do not try to
> add too much. To cope with possible problem, please find a backup mentor
> The deadline is rather tight, so do not lose much time. I propose to
> review the various proposals in 2 weeks, and keep those that follow
> simple criterias :
> - have a committed member of the community as mentor
> - take only a limited number of proposal per mentor ( to avoid him being
> overloded ), I guess 2 or 3 would be enough
> - have a backup ( no backup, no proposal, no exception )
> - have realistic and interesting project for a student in a 2 months
> time frame.
> Keep in mind that the deadline will be around the release of Mageia 2,
> so this may affect availability of mentors.
> What to do :
> - complete the page started on the wiki. There is still various TODO to
> put what is still needed to be fixed.
> - add links to various sources of information, be it others
> organisations applying, or summary of do and don't, etc.
> - review
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/org_admin_agreement
> and see if we can accept that
> - find a backup for the administration of the program. Also, if someone
> is volunteer to be the main admin, I would be relived  to not be that
> one ( even if, as the one proposing that we participate, I am the de
> facto volunteer for that position )
> - clean the proposal page from drafts before applying
> - apply
> I guess we could use a blog post for that, but we have first to speak of
> fosdem, of the sysadmin trip to datacenter, etc.
> --
> Michael Scherer

Filipe Saraiva

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