I don’t think I know d* enough to be a mentor
And I don’t think it is paid the same
@augier if you just want to get paid then you can code for any project You already contribute to diaspora* and as such what would be the benefit to the project in having you as our student?
It’s not only being paid. It will be no different than when I usually contribute except I might take 2 or 3 weeks of holiday to work on this and I will be paid to do what I love
But if it causes trouble, I won’t do it, it is no problem to me
I’ll have a look at the wiki page and try to complete it.
@flaburgan what about mentoring? Find 2-3 tasks you’d be fine with mentoring and add yourself as a possible mentor?
I just received an email - it seems that we haven’t been accepted We should ask this Friday why is that so (on #gsoc), and how can we improve our application for the next year.
It’s a shame but I’m kinda not too surprised. Our application was done in a rush, had only two people linked to it (= not enough mentors) and our issue list wasn’t very well constructed (= made in a rush).
Next year lets do a proper job. Calendar event set for next Autumn to start calling out to mentors
This GSoC is special. Mozilla was not selected too!
so is Tor and Linux - both rejected
Even google-melange didn’t apply this time since the number of organizations to be selected were very less.
This is going OT, but I don’t really see the fuss. It’s a thing by Google, with money from Google - they should be able to decide who they want in. People are complaining like Google has responsibility towards the whole open source community or something
Well, in some way, they are. Google has built a great part of its empire on FOSS technologies.
Did anyone go to the session in #gsoc in which they were supposed to give feedback?
unfortunately I didn’t have time for it. They said that questions could also be asked here: ospoteam at gmail.com
@dumitruursu Okay. IMHO, I think we should go ahead and ask them. If diaspora will participate next year then we can get a heads-up about what was missing this year.
ok, I’ll send a mail now.
The main problem was the idea page, it wasn’t not good enough - we need longer, more complete descriptions.
Here is what Carol told us to follow:
Carol is a Google representative. I will publish the email if I get her permision.