[Sugar-devel] GSoC is for coding projects

Lionel Laské lionel.laske at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 15:13:00 EST 2018

Hi all,

Yesterday we had a discussion at SLOB meeting regarding possibility to
submit GSoC projects without coding tasks (marketing, documentation,
localization, ...).
I asked a question regarding this point on the GSoC mentor mailing list.

Following is the very clear answer from Cat Allman, member of the Google
GSoC team. Shortly: "GSoC is about coding".

So I suggest that we update our project list page [1] to be more compliant
with these rule. Few projects are clearly not coding tasks today.

Best regards from France.


[1] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Code/2018

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cat Allman
Date: 2018-02-03 18:38 GMT+01:00
Subject: Re: [GSoC Mentors] Non coding projects for GSoC ?
Cc: lionel at olpc-france.org, Google Summer of Code Mentors List <
google-summer-of-code-mentors-list at googlegroups.com>

Hi Lionel,

Summer of Code is indeed about coding. Our program for teens, Google
Code-in, includes other kinds of open source contribution, but GSOC does



On Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 23:41 Lionel Laské <lionel.laske at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Vocabulary used on GSoC web site is mainly focused on developers: "summer
> of code", "student developers", "programming projects", "start of coding
> period", ...
> So I wondering if it's okay to propose projects for GSoC without coding or
> with few coding. For example:
> - Write an user documentation,
> - Create a marketing website,
> - Update a wiki,
> - Do translation,
> ...
> Thanks in advice for advices/answers.
> Best regards from France.
>          Lionel.
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