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[Ring] Mentoring students through GNU

From: Dorina Mosku
Subject: [Ring] Mentoring students through GNU
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:13:58 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Guiseppe,

I'm writing form Ring (see the e-mail below).

When is the deadline for sending you our ideas about the Ring project?

Thank you for reading me.


----- On Mar 12, 2017, at 5:08 PM, Mathieu Lirzin address@hidden wrote:

| Hello,

| Dorina Mosku <address@hidden> writes:

| > To whom it may concern,

|> I'm writing on behalf of the Ring project [1], an official GNU package since
| > October 2016 [2].

| > We applied to be a mentor organization in the GSoC 2017, but Ring's
| > application was rejected. Thus, we are exploring the possibility of
| > mentoring GSoC students this summer through other organizations, as we
| > did last year with Debian. We mentored 4 students through the Debian
| > organization in the GSoC 2016 and it worked very well for everyone.

| Even if this is a common pratice for some GNU packages to apply as an
| organization on their own, IMHO it would work better if all packages
| could discuss the possibility of gathering forces specially before being
| rejected.

| > We saw that GNU is hosting many other packages for this edition of
| > GSoC [3] and we think that it can be very interesting for Ring to be
| > part of this list. Not only it would make it possible for us to have
| > more contributions on Ring's code [4] this summer, but it could
| > potentially help to grow Ring's contributors community.

|> So, would it be possible for us to mentor a certain number of students 
| > the GNU organization?

| That would be nice. However it would be preferable if the GSoC mentored
| by SavoirFaireLinux for GNU Ring related projects were done
| *exclusively* through the GNU organization.

| If that's OK for you, I think GNU Ring's can propose it's project ideas
| list and the name of potential mentors that Giuseppe Scrivano requested
| here:


| Thanks.

| --
| Mathieu Lirzin
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