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Re: Google Summer of Code 2008



Hi Patrick,
* Patrick Winnertz <winnie@debian.org> [2008-02-27 12:14]:
> > > > > (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.
> >
> > I'm not completely persuaded this is correct. Someone should explain
> > why an existing contributor does not concentrate his/her efforts on
> > the choosen project instead of wasting time in other tasks, and
> > why a new contributor should not do that. I think it is a management
> > problem, not a choice of contributors.
> Mh.. yes this is correct.
> But this is not the reason why I seconded this.. 
> I seconded this as the Google Summer of Code is meant for people to get in 
> touch with open source projects and to get new contributors. And someone 
> who waits for FD/DAM or is already a DD is not really new to debian.

The problem with this is that the GSoC is about coding and 
not about contributing to a FOSS project in general.
Being a DD or waiting for FD/DAM does not imply that you 
have experience in coding on a FOSS project.

Kind regards
Nico
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