GSoC 2008?

Andrew Sackville-West andrew at
Thu Feb 28 23:17:29 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 09:38:11AM -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Christian Stimming <stimming at> writes:
> > Am Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2008 02:15 schrieb Derek Atkins:
> >>
> >>
> >> So... do we want to apply again this year?  We did get SOME new
> >> work last year, and we picked up some new people too.  We got
> >> Jeff who's still working on the register rewrite.  We got a working
> >> CSV importer.  But we got some other code that didn't quite complete
> >> or merge back into trunk.
> >
> > I'd say we should give it a shot. The ideas from last year are probably still 
> > good.
> Except I think we might want to reduce the scope of some of them
> to make them more likely to succeed.
> >> But... are people interested?  Do we have developers who are willing
> >> to mentor kids?
> >
> > I'd be willing to review applications and answer questions on those. I won't 
> > have time to be a mentor myself.
> Okay..  Would anyone else have the time to actually mentor?
> We can't accept students without mentors.
> I'm not sure I'll have the time this year.  I barely had
> time last year and this year looks even busier for me.

heh. I'm a better candidate for a a mentee(?) than a mentor...

but I agree the scope needs to be pretty closely defined. It's very
easy to end up in up to your neck...

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