On 06.02.2012 11:11, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> GSoC2012 has been announced . The timeline for the initiative is up
> as well . Relevant next dates are:
> * February 27 19:00 UTC:
> Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google.
> * March 9 23:00 UTC
> Mentoring organization application deadline.
> * March 12-15:
> Google program administrators review organization applications.
> * March 16 19:00 UTC
> List of accepted mentoring organizations published on the Google
> Summer of Code 2012 site.
> As you all know, last year our application was unsuccessful, which is
> why I'd like us all to collaborate on putting Ubuntu's application as a
> mentoring organisation together.
> As far as I recall the particular point which was problematic the last
> time was a lack of distinct project ideas. Pointing to Ubuntu Brainstorm
> or a list of unfinished blueprints is not enough. We need a list of
> project ideas we'd be willing to mentor.
> There is a check list of things available we need to answer to be able
> to apply. 
> Please help filling out our application. This is important.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleSoC2012 >
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-summer-of-code-2012-is-on.html >  http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2012 > 
I had a number of conversations with a few people already and I think
it's worth clarifying that this cycle I won't have the time to act as
the mentoring organisation liaison (if we should be chosen by Google
I just felt it important enough to make sure we all try to submit a
great application, so Ubuntu contributors can spend the summer making
So far we have 8 project ideas on the wiki page, we have some bits of
the questionnaire already answered and one person potentially interested
in being a contact person for the mentoring organisation.
Have a great day,
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