[Sugar-devel] GSoC is for coding projects

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Wed Feb 14 19:03:05 EST 2018

Very good, Samson, you shall have no trouble rewriting your GSoC task
as a programming task.

Edit the Wiki page, find your task, and remove anything that doesn't
have programming.  Use some other place to describe your project as a
whole; perhaps a Wiki page.

Please do it as soon as you can, because we already have GSoC
contributors asking questions.  It would be unkind to waste their
time investing in non-programming work.

You might also add "decommission the Sugar Labs Social Help discourse
forum and remove Social Help features from Sugar" to your project, and
add the risk demonstrated by our experience with Social Help; that
good ideas don't necessarily get used.


On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:27:45AM +0100, Samson Goddy wrote:
> On Feb 14, 2018 11:39 PM, "James Cameron" <[1]quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
>     Four more tasks should be struck out; these would be very helpful to
>     Sugar Labs, but are non-programming; content creation or aggregation;
>     - Making a marketing animated website page of Sugar Labs,
>     - Sugar Labs Social,
> Hello James, 
>   "Sugar Labs Social" is very familiar to last year project "Redesign
> www-sugarlabs" but with a focuse. I have been receiving some feedbacks from
> members / newcomers about Sugar Labs having a place contributors could write
> documentation about new features and things around Sugar Labs something [2]
> planet.sugarlabs.org was supposed to do. 
> Since just migrating [3]planet.sugarlabs.org to use [4]medium.com API is too
> simple to be judge as a Gsoc project. So I decided to merge with with a
> platform with almost the same features with [5]http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu
> does for the Scratch community. 
> The Educational team need this project, so i quickly merged list if ideas to
> one project to make it Gsoc worthy. 
> A place for educators and parents to hangout share lessons plans. Also a place
> where users can write about Sugar Labs using Medium like platform. 
> So I am beginning to lose the understanding of what is "Gsoc" worthy project
> should look like. Because this is a programming project.
> I can't speak for other tasks because I am not it creators. But I see almost
> every task their worthy of Gsoc. The reason for Gsoc is to introduce students
> to Open Source world. I saw Lionel questions to the Gsoc list, I saw the reply
> and I fully understand what they meant. 

James Cameron

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