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Re: GSoC applications and slots

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GSoC applications and slots
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09:58:11 +0100
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Urs Liska <address@hidden> writes:

> 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)?

I have no idea.

David Kastrup

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