[Sugar-devel] Summer of Code

Mel Chua mel at melchua.com
Mon Dec 8 10:53:39 EST 2008

Thanks, Marco! This email is to both marketing and sugar-devel, to mark 
the transition of the Sugar Labs Summer of Code effort from a marketing 
project to a devel one. Future message on SoC will go to sugar-devel. 
I've edited http://sugarlabs.org/go/DevelopmentTeam#Project_Ideas and 
http://sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Code to reflect this and link to each 

For those interested: we're still in the very early stages, so this is a 
back-burner project (not high-priority at all right now), but if anyone 
has ideas for SoC-type projects or offers to help organize, see 
http://sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Code and leave your project ideas at 

It will be quiet on this for a while. I'll reping people about this 
briefly at FUDCon next month; activity will step up for SoC around 
mid-Feb when mentor organization applications open at Google. We'll 
begin to look for mentors and students at that time as well. Regardless 
of our eventual SoC funding status with Google, SL should be running 
this kind of mentorship/medium-scale-project effort (and I've committed 
to making sure of that), so any work that goes into this *will* be used 
during summer '09.


Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
 > Hello Mel,
 > sure! That sounds good. Happy to see that you are taking the
 > initiative on this one, I wanted to mention it a couple of times and
 > then I forgot. I will happy to mentor, I'm sure Tomeu and Simon will
 > be too and we can probably find a few more mentors in the community.
 > I'll add projects to the page you created as I think of them. Should
 > we post on sugar-devel about it so that more people start thinking
 > about interesting projects? If you need help on anything else from
 > developers please let me know!
 > Marco

> On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 7:11 AM, Mel Chua <mel at melchua.com> wrote:
>> Greg and I had a good talk today, and wound up with
>> http://sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Code - please check 'er out.
>> The nutshell plan is that we're in "generate ideas and wait" mode until
>> January, where we'll try to get consensus on project priorities during the
>> SL portion of FUDCon; since applications to be a mentor org for SoC usually
>> don't open until late Feb/early March, we mostly have to wait. I've put a
>> reminder on my calendar for Jan. 9 to take a look at this again.
>> We also agreed this project was something that should be the domain of the
>> Development team - Marco, would this be ok? We'd come back and ask the
>> Marketing team for help promoting stuff when the time comes, of course. :)

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