On 30/10/2020 20:18, Konstantin Gizdov wrote:
Last year Arch Linux applied to be a mentoring organisation in the Google Summer of Code program. There were quite a few cool projects and lots of keen people. Unfortunately, we were not selected.
However, I was hoping people are excited about trying again this year as well. I have already been contacted by a couple of people who saw the GSOC page on the Dev Wiki and are showing quite some interest. I presume, if we advertise we will get a lot of interested people.
My feedback from the previous attempt last year is that we took too little time to really write a decent application and provide a clear list of potential GsoC projects.
GSOC application period starts on January 29, 2021 for mentoring organisations and closes on February 19, 2021. We should make sure we satisfy the requirements :
- Mentor organisations must run an active open source or free software
project. 2. Have produced and released software under an OSI approved license . 3. Must not be based in a country currently embargoed by the United States.
We do meet these requirements, but the last time I remember we had to fill in a lot of forms for our organization application.
This goes for projects and for the whole organization fill in form, which is sadly not available yet and we will have 2-3 weeks to fill in.
I think we do fall into those categories and I would suggest this year we start preparing a bit earlier to improve our chances. Let's try and coordinate an effort. Maybe start with the people keen on mentoring and collation of prospective project ideas.
Yes! Please try to get some people together, maybe do a monthly/biwkeely mumble chat and get shared pad/thing to easily collaborate ideas.
Jelle van der Waa