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From Rob Vesse <>
Subject FW: Google Summer of Code 2015 is coming
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:46:56 GMT

If your projects would be willing to accept and mentor students as part of
GSoC 2015 then you need to take some actions to do this.

Please label relevant JIRA issues with the gsoc2015 label, in some cases
your projects have open issues with the generic gsoc label which suggests
you've considered GSoC in the past so please consider updating those
issues with the gsoc2015 label if you still think those issues would be
useful contributions to your project that could be done by a student.

GSoC is a great way to attract new people to your communities so if you
think you have the time to invest in this please consider it.  Please see
forwarded email below for more information



On 02/02/2015 14:44, "Ulrich Stärk" <> wrote:

>Hello PMCs (incubator Mentors, please forward this email to your
>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 by no later than
>2015-02-13 19:00 UTC (applications from organizations close a week later)
>1. understand what it means to be a mentor [2].
>2. record your project ideas.
>Just create issues in JIRA, label them with gsoc2015, 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, ...)
>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 2015
>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 might 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

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