[Sugar-devel] [OLPC-GSoC] Fwd: Google Summer of Code 2009 is a go!
alexlevenson at laptop.org
Fri Jan 9 14:15:27 EST 2009
Don't forget community mentors!
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Sharon Lally <sharon at laptop.org> wrote:
> SJ, it sounds like a good plan....but OLPC/1CC had problems retaining
> mentors last year, so make sure not to over-commit. The remaining OLPC
> staff may not have time to mentor.
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
>> I'm copying our own gsoc list, and glad to clarify how this should work.
>> I mentioned to Leslie yesterday that I expected SugarLabs and OLPC
>> might have separate GSOC projects this year. Someone representing SL
>> should write and formally get on their list of supported
>> organizations. [note: this requires tax/ID information for SL]
>> OLPC is interested in participating in GSOC this year... some of the
>> projects I imagine would be activities or software for creation that
>> would work particularly with the XO's hardware, or would help needs in
>> OLPC deployments.
>> It would be alright for both SugarLabs and OLPC to have people working
>> on code that could be integrated into Sugar (note the different
>> activity-development and python coding that was done both as an OLPC
>> SoC project and via other orgs who wanted their projects to be useful
>> to OLPC as an audience). It is also possible to submit an application
>> to more than one organization.
>> I recommend noting in our organization descriptions (and definition of
>> what we are looking for) that people who want to develop tools and
>> features for Sugar should apply to SL, and people who want to develop
>> things specifically for OLPC deployments, or other software puzzles
>> specific to XOs, should apply to OLPC.
>> I would encourage most activity developers and activity mentors to
>> tackle SoC projects under sugarlabs...
>> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Ed McNierney <ed at laptop.org> wrote:
>> > Yes, but in 2007 "they" were "us", no?
>> > Thanks, this is helpful information (I didn't know the status of
>> > OLPC's previous GSoC work). I don't see why there is any reason to
>> > presume that OLPC would NOT be interested in 2009 GSoC, but I don't
>> > know of any active ideas/proposals kicking around here. I would
>> > strongly encourage Sugar Labs ideas, however - to Ben's point, there
>> > should be no confusion. The only things I could imagine (and it's
>> > just imagining) coming from OLPC would be ancillary ideas (school
>> > server add-ons?) that would be quite distinct from XO/Sugar software.
>> > Go for it!
>> > - Ed
>> > On Jan 8, 2009, at 3:54 PM, Wade Brainerd wrote:
>> >> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>> We should take into account that organizations are assigned slots
>> >>> based on their well behaviour in past editions.
>> >> To be clear, OLPC was put on GSoC 'probation' last year due to their
>> >> poor performance reporting on students' work in 2007. They only
>> >> received 4 slots despite hundreds of applications.
>> >> Wade
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