[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Priorities and Ideas (for GSoC)

Jameson Quinn jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 12:16:51 EDT 2009

It's true that most new organizations are capped at two slots, and that
there are 20% fewer slots overall this year than last. On the other hand, we
are not most new organizations, and generally number of slots is
proportional to number of applicants. If everybody on this list helps get
people to apply in Sugarlabs, we will have plenty of applications, and can
(tentatively) hope to get more than two slots. I think that sugar has a kind
of altruistic appeal, and a variety of tasks, that many projects lack. All
we have to do is make sure people don't just think "oh, OLPC, didn't they
switch to Windows?"

> The bottom line is that we will be getting at most two students from
> GSoC this year. (We have  5-1 ratio of mentors to mentees.) So I would
> propose that we think of your taxonomy and what ever framework we put
> into place as something to apply more broadly across all the sources
> of students coming to Sugar Labs with project ideas.
> -walter
> --
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
> http://www.sugarlabs.org
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