[maemo-developers] STUDENTS: we want your maemo SoC project!

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri Mar 16 08:00:47 EET 2007
On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 14:05 +0200, ext Quim Gil wrote:
> - Mentor candidates need to apply, now it's the real thing. If you are
> interested go ahead. Hum, I don't see where to apply though. 

Found it. You need to go through the steps described in
http://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code-announce/web/guide-to-the-gsoc-web-app-for-mentors-and-organization-administrators ("Registering to Participate in the Program"). Basically log in to your Google account and then go to http://code.google.com/soc/mentor_step1.html

> - There is already a project submitted, we need to decide how the
> projects are going to be approved. Ideas welcomed.

Proposal for a procedure:

1 - The deadline for project proposals is March 24, according to
http://code.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=60325&topic=10729 .
Before that we decide how are we going to proceed.

2 - On March 25 we publish the list the titles and short descriptions of
the applications received. Open discussion in this list until April 2.
New mentors interested in specific projects may join the program.

3 - From April 3 until 8 the discussion, also in this list, is focused
on the selection of projects, based on the number of slots assigned by
Google. The goal is to reach consensus among mentors, who have a quality
voice and vote in the discussion.

4 - If one or more mentors prefer to discuss privately then we will
discuss the projects between the mentors only, or at least the delicate
aspects (i.e. if project X should be accepted instead of Y or the other
way round).

5 - On April 8 latest we will announce the projects approved and the
reasons for approval of each project. If there are projects rejected we
will get in touch with the students and we will explain them why.

> - I have a form here saying "Desired Number of Projects". Mmm 5? 3?

I have put provisionally 5. If you have a better number just share it.

> - I have another form asking for the details of the organization to be
> paid. As I said before submitting, Nokia or Nokia employees are not
> going to get a cent. So please, decide where do you want this money to
> be directed (legally).

Still waiting for ideas. I'm a Nokia employee and I won't move a finger
to find out an answer. Please don't let Google keep the money  ;)  since
it can be invested in so many useful ways.

> And please bring your nearest and most clever students around the maemo
> project. Live someone said it's a win win.

Still 1 application received by now.

Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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