[Sugar-devel] GSoC 2019; Selection of Mentors and Projects

Sumit Srivastava sumitsrisumit at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 10:04:43 EDT 2019

In addition to what Walter said, shutting the door on people who want to
contribute will shrink the community faster than we might imagine.

We need to do lot more stuff than we already are engaged with, and for that
we will need support from the community.


On Sun, 7 Apr 2019, 7:20 am Walter Bender, <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 5:34 PM Rahul Bothra <rrbothra at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 2:21 AM Lionel Laské <lionel.laske at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > As I already said my preference is to have one mentor only by project.
>> Thanks. I agree with the responsibilities you listed.
>> I'd prefer 2 mentors per project, and the duo can mentor more than one
>> project,
>> 1. This introduces a room for discussion over the project,
>> 2. In case a mentor is unavailable for a while, the other one can fill in.
>> I agree with your mentor selection for Sugarizer based projects. I've
>> invited Tarun to join as a mentor on the GSoC dashboard.
>> Regarding Sugar, there is myself and James.
>> I don't think we need more mentors, mainly because I haven't seen a lot
>> of prospective proposals yet. I'll wait till 9th.
>> Thanks
> And I guess I remain an outlier because I disagree with both of you. I
> have no argument with the list Lionel shared, although while comprehensive
> regarding administrative details, it is pretty short on the actually
> mentoring. And maybe our disagreement lies in the distinction between
> administering and mentoring. I am in agreement that there should be one
> administrator per project. But I think any project worth the effort would
> benefit from input from a variety of perspectives: coding, design, UX,
> testing, etc. I don't know of anyone in my experience (40+ years of
> software development projects) who can do all of that on their own. And I
> am not a fan of hard-and-fast limits. I think we build teams that are
> suitable for each project.
> CC'ing devel as there is no reason for this to be a private discussion.
> regards.
> -walter
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