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Subject: RE: [docbook] DocBook and Google Summer of Code ?

I know my response is a bit late, but I think this is a great idea.

Here are two thoughts off the top of my head:

- DocBook to SCORM (Learning/training standard). The eLearning
  subcommittee might be interested in that.

- Stylesheet support for the assembly mechanism (some work
  is going on there, but as far as I know not a lot).

Either one would provide a nice challenge for students who have
some knowledge of XSL and would like to dive into the deep end:).

Dick Hamilton
XML Press
XML for Technical Communicators
(970) 231-3624 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Seefeld [mailto:seefeld@sympatico.ca] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 6:29 AM
> To: docbook; DocBook Apps Mailing List
> Subject: [docbook] DocBook and Google Summer of Code ?
> All,
> Google is sponsoring each year many organizations to allow 
> students to 
> contribute to free software projects over the summer. This is 
> known as 
> the "Google Summer of Code".
> Such organizations would apply to become a "mentoring organization", 
> sometime in early March. Being a mentoring organization means 
> to provide 
> project ideas, as well as mentors who would help the 
> student(s) over the 
> summer keep in touch with the community, as well as make 
> progress on the 
> project.
> I have been a mentor for different projects and mentoring 
> organizations 
> in the past (notably, the Python Software Foundation and 
> Boost.org), and 
> I know firsthand what a great way to help advance a project 
> this is, as 
> well as allow students to get involved with Free Software.
> I have been wondering whether there was any interest in the DocBook 
> community to apply to become a GSoC mentoring organization, 
> too. I can 
> see many projects that are doable in such a context (I have a 
> couple of 
> specific ideas that I would very much like to see realized, 
> and I think 
> GSoC would be an ideal framework for this).
> Before diving into such details, I'd just like to ask for 
> feedback about 
> the general idea. What do you think ?
> (For details about the program, see 
> http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/program/google/gsoc2009/faqs)
> Thanks,
>          Stefan
> -- 
>        ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...
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