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Re: GSoC applications and slots

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GSoC applications and slots
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09:26:32 +0100
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Urs Liska <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi guys,
> it seems there's the chance this year that we end up with more GSoC
> applications than available slots. Right now there are four people
> having expressed interest in it, and my impression so far is that the
> majority (or even all) may go the way through to an application.
> That raises the question: How does the allocation of slots with GNU and
> Google is supposed to work? I'm sorry but I don't recall that from last
> year (only that we "lost" students along the way, ending up with an
> unused slot). Google says that slots are (partially?) assigned according
> to the number of applications, but I have no idea what that concretely
> means, especially as we are not the project itself but have GNU as a
> "proxy".
> So: do *we* have to approach GNU to apply for a number of slots? If so,
> when should we do that and who would do that?

I rather think that we have to approach the GSoC coordinator(s) for the
GNU project.

David Kastrup

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