OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

docbook-apps message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: [docbook] DocBook and Google Summer of Code?


thanks a lot for your initiative, again !

On 03/01/2010 02:21 PM, Dick Hamilton wrote:
> Stefan and the DocBook community,
> Stefan, thanks for bringing the deadline to everyone's attention.
> I would be glad to act as administrator for the DocBook project.
> To that end, there are a few things that need to happen that I cannot do
> on my own:
> 1) We need some mentors; so far, Stefan is the only person who has
> signed on as a mentor. Seems to me that we need at least two or three
> projects with mentors to make a credible application.

I'm not quite convinced of this. In this stage the goal is for the 
DocBook project to be accepted as mentoring organization. I don't think 
that DB requires much work to be considered by Google as credible, given 
its long and successful history.

It is once that potential applicants are looking for things to work on 
that we need to show mentor availability. Similarly with tasks: they are 
merely suggestions for students who want to work on DB, but don't have 
made up their mind on what specifically to work on.

It may also happen that a student shows up with a fully thought-out 
project, only looking for a mentor.

> 2) We need backup mentor for each project. It's not essential, but it
> would help the application and would also make sure that students have
> more than one person to work with in case someone is out of town, etc.

This is the next step: By April 21st, student applications need to be 
handed in, matched with mentors. Google will assign slots to mentoring 
organizations based on that application list. (See 

So, all that needs to happen for the March 12th deadline is that we 
apply to be accepted as an organization, quite independently of how many 
slots we will end up getting.



       ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]