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Re: Survey answers part 3: systemd is not portable and what this means for our ports

On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 3:47 PM, Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
> * David Kalnischkies:
>> GSoC in Debian was announced a long time ago, enough time to raise
>> any objections against any proposed project.
> Not really, a GSoC project doesn't come with any guarantee, implied or
> otherwise, that any deliverable is actually used by the mentoring
> organization.

That is fine (at least for some definitions of fine. Ideally everything would
be picked up – and of course also proposed in a way that it can be picked
up – but that is unrealistic).

But there is a difference between "not used after its done as the project
proofed that it is not able to deliver something more valuable" and
"saying midway that whatever the student does, it will be discarded".

We have a student who works on that stuff, so the least we can do is check
if whatever the outcome will be can be useful for Debian, even if the outcome
is that it is not useful for Debian at all – that is at least a
technical argument
someone can work with and removes a candidate from the pool.

Best regards

David Kalnischkies

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