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u : ubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com 21 February 2012 • 5:28PM -0500

Re: Google Summer of Code 2012 announced
by Daniel Holbach

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Hello,

On 06.02.2012 11:11, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> GSoC2012 has been announced [1]. The timeline for the initiative is up
> as well [2]. 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. [3]
>
> Please help filling out our application. This is important.
>
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleSoC2012
>
> [1]
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-summer-of-code-2012-is-on.html
> [2] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2012
> [3]
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs#mentoring_apply

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
this time).

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
Ubuntu better.

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,
Daniel

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