On 19 Feb 2016 8:30 am, "Chapman Flack" <c...@anastigmatix.net> wrote: > > On 02/18/16 19:35, Amit Langote wrote: > > > Apparently, the deadline is: February 20, 2016 at 04:00 (+0900 UTC) > > > > https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/ > > For anybody finding that web site as anti-navigable as I did, here > are more direct links to the actual rules, and terms of agreement > for the various participants: > > https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/rules/ > https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/terms/org > https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/terms/mentor > https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/terms/student > > Here is a question: does it ever happen that PostgreSQL acts as > the org for a project that is PostgreSQL-related but isn't > directly PGDG-led? > > ... there are definitely interesting and promising areas for further > development in PL/Java beyond what I would ever have time to tackle > solo, and I could easily enjoy mentoring someone through one or > another of them over a summer, which could also help reinvigorate > the project and get another developer familiar with it at a > non-superficial level. While I could easily see myself mentoring, > I think it would feel like overkill to apply individually as a > one-trick 'organization'. > > I see that there was a "based on PL/Java" GSoC'12 project, so maybe > there is some room for non-core ideas under the PostgreSQL ægis?
FWIW it wasn't a PL/Java based project per se, it was a JDBC FDW. I agree, there might be scope for non core projects and PL/Java sounds like a good area. Regards, Atri