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Re: Google Summer of Code 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 09:42:17AM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> I have had a problem with the way GSOC was handled in Debian in the past
> years.
> Many of the students that were selected were already well-known Debian
> contributors or developers. The first problem with that is that some of

As one of the admin last year, and also as a mentor which had has his
student a Debian contributor (which indeed led to an unsuccessful
project IMO), I fully agree with this "problem" of yours.

Also, on a more general basis, I (now) agree that the principle should
be "let's use GSoC for attracting new contributors, not to pay who is
already a contributor".

> (1) Forbid DDs and people in the NM process waiting for FD/DAM to apply
> as students.

I'm not sure we will be able to reach a consensus on this, but my vote
would be for this point.


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- PhD in Computer Science ............... now what?
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