Hello everyone, I’m forwarding this e-mail from the GSoC mentors list as it’s something that could potentially affect our community. I’m hopeful that nothing of this sort will befall us, but wanted to make sure everyone was aware and prepared.
Please review the Inclusion in the Fluid Community <https://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Inclusion+in+the+Fluid+Community> document. If there are any GSoC specific issues, please also notify myself, Alan or Cindy. Thanks Justin On February 21, 2018 at 8:21:21 PM, 'sttaylor' via Google Summer of Code Mentors List (google-summer-of-code-mentors-l...@googlegroups.com) wrote: *Hi all,* *We had a report from a GSoC org of some unusual behavior by some "students". The behavior was definitely a CoC situation for the organization. We think it is an important topic to address so with the org's permission I am posting their odd situation below.* * A person started sending personal messages to the our chat channel and depending how much a person responded, they sent more or fewer insults. This person also made it sound like they were not going to review any new applications so don't bother applying - acting as if they were associated with the org to try and scare off other students from participating with the org. *(Likely to try and have less competition for themselves...)* * Another person used a similar name to one of the Org Admins and stating they were a relative of the OA (they weren't) and sent a batch of PMs, trying to convince students that ORG A was no longer doing GSoC and they shouldn't apply and also generally being insulting and unpleasant, etc. I think we've managed to handle these two incidents pretty well within our community, but I wouldn't be surprised if (A) these people do the same thing with other communities and/or attempt to do GSoC with another org or (B) this is a thing that starts happening more because some people somewhere have started popularizing the idea that you need to scare away other applicants to get into GSoC. So, I wanted to pass on the info. I'm not sure there's much you can do to help prevent this from happening elsewhere (I doubt these folks read the program rules), but figured I'd pass it on in case what we've been seeing isn't an isolated incident. *If you have something similar occur in your community during this GSoC period please email us directly at gsoc-supp...@google.com <gsoc-supp...@google.com> Thanks.* *Best,* *Stephanie* -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Google Summer of Code Mentors List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to google-summer-of-code-mentors-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to google-summer-of-code-mentors-l...@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code-mentors-list. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/google-summer-of-code-mentors-list/38992f30-bec2-4522-b3b2-581fb6261def%40googlegroups.com <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/google-summer-of-code-mentors-list/38992f30-bec2-4522-b3b2-581fb6261def%40googlegroups.com?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> . For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
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