Re: to Moray: encourage teams to take interns
On 2013-03-11 19:44, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
I see. Interesting. But in
packaging work" rule seems to come from the Debian GSoC team, and at
least Sylvestre seems open to modifying it.
It "comes from" from how they have understood the GSoC rules -- I would
suggest you read the GSoC pages, e.g. start from
that I mentioned before. Besides the explicit rules, see e.g. the
which is clearly designed around regular coding projects.
Or see e.g.
which definitively rules out documentation projects.
Probably the goals would need to be a bit more S.M.A.R.T than just
with the ruby team and learn about packaging", but things such as:
"prepare all packages for the transition to ruby 2.0" could work.
I would agree that some types of packaging projects can perhaps get
approved under GSoC, if they can wait to fit into the GSoC timeline, and
if it won't be a disaster if the student doesn't produce a good result,
Nevertheless, I think it would be useful for us to have some wider kind
of internship scheme, for the huge proportion of Debian activity that
definitely will not fit under the current GSoC rules.
Another rather significant difference from GSoC, that I forgot to
mention in the previous message, is that I would also like Debian
internship schemes to include more people than only students over 18 at
accredited institutions, unlike GSoC. People who are younger than 18,
who have finished their formal studies, or who haven't made the choice
to attend university could also benefit from this.