Do we want to take part?
Which topic could we offer?

All the best

-------- Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht --------
Von: "Ulrich Stärk" <>
Gesendet: 21. Januar 2018 22:22:33 MEZ
Betreff: Google Summer of Code 2018 is coming

Hello PMCs (incubator Mentors, please forward this email to your podlings),

Google Summer of Code [1] is a program sponsored by Google allowing students to 
spend their summer
working on open source software. Students will receive stipends for developing 
open source software
full-time for three months. Projects will provide mentoring and project ideas, 
and in return have
the chance to get new code developed and - most importantly - to identify and 
bring in new committers.

The ASF will apply as a participating organization meaning individual projects 
don't have to apply

If you want to participate with your project we ask you to do the following 
things as soon as
possible but please no later than 2017-01-30:

1. understand what it means to be a mentor [2].

2. record your project ideas.

Just create issues in JIRA, label them with gsoc2018, and they will show up at 
[3]. Please be as
specific as possible when describing your idea. Include the programming 
language, the tools and
skills required, but try not to scare potential students away. They are 
supposed to learn what's
required before the program starts.

Use labels, e.g. for the programming language (java, c, c++, erlang, python, 
brainfuck, ...) or
technology area (cloud, xml, web, foo, bar, ...) and record them at [5].

Please use the COMDEV JIRA project for recording your ideas if your project 
doesn't use JIRA (e.g.
httpd, ooo). Contact if you need assistance.

[4] contains some additional information (will be updated for 2017 shortly).

3. subscribe to; restricted to potential mentors, 
meant to be used as a
private list - general discussions on the public list 
as much as possible
please). Use a recognized address when subscribing ( or one of your 
alias addresses on

Note that the ASF isn't accepted as a participating organization yet, 
nevertheless you *have to*
start recording your ideas now or we will not get accepted.

Over the years we were able to complete hundreds of projects successfully. Some 
of our prior
students are active contributors now! Let's make this year a success again!



P.S.: Except for the private parts (label spreadsheet mostly), this email is 
free to be shared
publicly if you want to.


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