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Re: GSoC applications and slots

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: GSoC applications and slots
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 09:37:49 +0100
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Am 07.03.2016 um 09:26 schrieb David Kastrup:
> 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.

OK. Presumably we should do that when we have a pretty clear idea how
many real applications we'll get, maybe at the start of the student
application time window (March 13-25)?

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