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.



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