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Re: GSoC applications and slots

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: GSoC applications and slots
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 10:49:01 +0100
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Am 07.03.2016 um 09:58 schrieb David Kastrup:
> 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.

I will write an email asking about that (now), together with the draft
we made for the


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