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Re: to Moray: encourage teams to take interns

On 11/03/13 at 19:28 +0300, Moray Allan wrote:
> On 2013-03-11 18:42, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> >In your platform, you give that specific idea:
> >
> >I am not sure how it would differ from GSoC? What different
> >problem will
> >this solve?
> Apart from the obvious differences of control etc., GSoC is
> fundamentally about writing a significant piece of code.  See
> http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page
> Only a fairly small proportion of Debian work is about writing
> significant pieces of code.  Currently GSoC doesn't even cover
> normal packaging work, let alone more coordination-type activities,
> see e.g.
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-science/2013/03/msg00012.html
> My proposal would allow us to offer internships like "work with the
> Ruby team and learn about packaging" or "work with the release team
> and learn about Debian processes".
> See https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMed/MoM for an existing initiative
> of this type in Debian.

I see. Interesting. But in
https://lists.debian.org/debian-science/2013/03/msg00012.html, the "no
packaging work" rule seems to come from the Debian GSoC team, and at
least Sylvestre seems open to modifying it.

Probably the goals would need to be a bit more S.M.A.R.T than just "work
with the ruby team and learn about packaging", but things such as:
"prepare all packages for the transition to ruby 2.0" could work.


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