Google "Summer of Code"
scott at open-vote.org
Tue May 31 21:50:04 CDT 2005
After talking in the chatroom setup by Google, here's what I was able to
1) We don't need to form a formal "mentoring organization" as Google
calls it right now, since someone from Google (by the name of "Dan") has
volunteered to process the Wine applications. That's how we got listed
on the projects page. I have no idea if he is an actual Wine developer,
was at WineConf, or what, but either way he's our "mentoring
organization" for the moment
2) Google loves Wine. As do we all. If we can show real work, likely
most of our applications will be accepted. They said they have no set
limit for this stuff (IE: if they receive a ton of good apps they might
allot more than they initially planned).
3) I'll try and call you at work tomorrow, unless my phone is still
broken. I talked with you a bit about a Wine organization before, and I
think it may be time to take the steps to create that organization
ourselves - even if it's just to take over for Dan for coordinating
donated student funds.
PS: get on IRC please :)
On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 20:44 -0500, Jeremy White wrote:
> I think we should jump on this, folks.
> I don't know if Wine has an 'allotment' of $4,500 stipends,
> but if they are on a first come, first serve basis,
> we should get as many as we can. And lord knows we
> can use more Wine hackers...
> I can think of a few projects that ought to be fun
> and not too hard for a bright student.
> How should we structure it? My first thought was that
> we ought to have a set of volunteers (a dreaded committee
> perhaps), that reviews and agrees on the tasks
> (so that they can be normalized a bit). I'll even
> volunteer :-/. Other ideas?
> And I think that we indicate to Google that the task
> is done when:
> a) We, the committee agree that it accomplishes
> the goal AND
> b) Alexandre commits it.
> Anyone else up for this? Dan, do you have any
> guidance for us?
> To be candid, I'm tempted to set
> the bar a bit higher than with some of the other
> student projects you've been working on (e.g. help Ivan
> get copy protection working); is that out of line?
> Daniel Kegel wrote:
> > Google is offering students summer stipends to contribute
> > to open source projects!
> > To qualify for a stipend, you have to submit a proposal by
> > June 24th, and the proposal has to be approved.
> > See http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html
> > It would be cool if the Wine project put together a list
> > of suggested projects for students to work on.
> > It would be like http://www.winehq.org/site/contributing#devel
> > but perhaps with a bit more guidance, and oriented around
> > things the students can finish (and get past Alexandre!)
> > by September 1st.
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