[Sugar-devel] Question about Criteria of GSoC'21 Ideas
Aditya Pratap Singh
adityapratapsingh51 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 01:41:39 EST 2021
So, the idea shouldn't be requiring rocket-science level knowledge and
should lay down concrete guidelines on what is to be implemented?
On Wed, 3 Feb 2021, 12:08 pm James Cameron, <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> Sure. I wrote it, as you can see from "git blame" on the previous
> years' iterations of the file.
> At Sugar Labs we have a long history with Google Summer of Code, and
> there are some anti-patterns in ideas that can lead to the idea
> failing to proceed, the project failing to deliver, or the software not
> being deployed.
> 1. an idea for which we do not have the skills; we can't explain to a
> student how to do it, and we can't easily help the student when they
> are blocked, which can leave the student feeling very uncertain and
> not finishing their work on time,
> 2. an idea that has not been fully developed as an idea; a sort of
> speculative idea; we then don't have the developers willing to test
> the design and implementation by the student, and so the project is
> completed without net benefit to Sugar Labs,
> By the way, "can promise" does not mean "will promise"; it is about
> capacity of mentors.
> Does that help explain my statement?
> On Wed, Feb 03, 2021 at 11:51:46AM +0530, Aditya Pratap Singh wrote:
> > Can someone explain what this statement means?
> > Do we have a developer now who would be willing and able to do it if
> > student was not available, and who can promise to do it if a student
> is not
> > selected; these are shown as a coding mentor,
> > Source
> > References:
> > 
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> James Cameron
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