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

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 16:27:10 EDT 2009

I guess I wasn't clear in my last message. The point I was trying to
make is that regardless of the scale of the GSoC program, it is small
relative to our needs and the potential size of the pool of interested
contributors. Therefore, we should consider designing a mentoring
program that can beyond the needs of GSoC.


On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Jameson Quinn <jameson.quinn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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