[owncloud-devel] GSOC 2016

Jos Poortvliet jos at owncloud.com
Wed Feb 10 16:50:12 GMT 2016


On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:42:31 PM BRST Lasse Schuirmann wrote:
> 2016-02-10 17:37 GMT+01:00 Jos Poortvliet <jos at owncloud.com>:
> > On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:19:39 PM BRST Lasse Schuirmann wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> so if you apply under GNOME that is totally fine but speaking formally
> >> the requirement would be that any projects must be "GNOME related"
> >> while that isn't exactly clearly defined.
> >>
> >> Making a pro/con list for you, those facts apply if you are under the
> >> GNOME umbrella:
> >>
> >> 1. You need to sync up with us ASAP!
> >> 2. Project ideas must be GNOME related.
> >> 3. The GNOME administrators have the final word in which projects get
> >> accepted, of course.
> >> 4. Your students will be funded to join us at GUADEC, your mentors
> >> might get funding too but maybe not full funding.
> >> 5. You won't get the organization money as google's travel allowance
> >> doesn't scale for big organizations and the money will be needed for
> >> GUADEC.
> >
> > That's totally cool, it is the 2/3 which is a bit extreme - in the sense that we might have people who want to do things not per-se GNOME related. If that isn't allowed I think we'd rather try and do this alone or under another organization which is a tad more flexible, eg openSUSE... I still would love to do the GNOME integration projects, though, and if ownCloud wouldn't get in at GSOC perhaps they can simply be done under GNOME.
> 
> 3. is solely from the technical POV. If GNOME is your umbrella of
> course GNOME can decide to give you less slots. You will have that
> with every umbrella. I can't really say how strict the 2. restriction
> is applied, I've never had a problem with that with coala so far
> though I tried to tweak the projects in the GNOME direction.
> 
> My recommendation: just try to apply *and* sync up with us. If the
> application gets rejected you can still at least do GNOME related
> projects under the GNOME umbrella.

That seems a great plan.

> > What do others think?
> >
> >> So much for the short overview - what do you want? You better decide
> >> fast so everything can set up properly. I'm happy to assist you in any
> >> step you take (including if you want to be an own org) with my limited
> >> available time though.
> >>
> >> Lasse
> >>
> >> 2016-02-10 16:46 GMT+01:00 Jos Poortvliet <jos at owncloud.com>:
> >> > Hi all!
> >> >
> >> > If we want to join GSOC this year, we have to get moving. On the wiki [1] we have a page with notes on collaborating with GNOME, something which is a great idea and I'd love to hear an update on that and how we'd do it - as part of the GNOME organization, I guess?
> >> >
> >> > That works for me. We can also apply separately. In any case, we have some ideas up, we do still need mentors and, of course, students.
> >> >
> >> > Also, if we participate as part of the GNOME organization, I'd like to make sure we can also have some pure-ownCloud slots, things which aren't per-se about integration with the desktop!
> >> >
> >> > Lasse, what do you think, can we join GNOME or should I apply separately?
> >> >
> >> > Cheers,
> >> > Jos
> >> >
> >> > [1] https://github.com/owncloud/core/wiki/Google-Summer-of-Code
> >>
> >
> 

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