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Re: Google SoC 2007 - we're in, sign up quickly!

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 07:56:25AM +0100, Bastian Venthur wrote:
>Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña schrieb:
>> On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 10:27:12PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>>> If you'd like to mentor, you will need to register as such[2] and fill
>>> in your profile, checking the Debian box in the list of orgs. Once
>>> you've done that, Zack and I will be able to approve you so you can be
>>> added into the official Debian mentors list[3]. Also please add
>>> yourself to the Debian wiki page[4]. Please add any specific ideas
>>> that you may have, or if you have nothing specific then list the areas
>>> where you reckon you could mentor a student.
>> I've added myself as mentor and have even received (yesterday) and 
>> answered (today) questions from a potential student. Last year's SoC was
>> interesting, let's see what this one brings!
>Looks like Google is really everywhere these days. I'm curious about
>SoC: What where the last year's Debian projects and what was there
>outcome? Which projects where successful and which failed?

I'll update the links from the wiki page[1] ASAP. As a quick summary:

  * we had 10 projects accepted initially
  * 6 of them ran very well to completion, and we're already using
    code from some of them
  * 2 basically never got going at all
  * 2 made some progress, but tailed off and stopped

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2006

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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 ability to read or write anything that is longer than one hundred and sixty
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