Re: OPW; Where does the 500$ for each GSoC goes?
2014-09-15 13:43:29 GMT
On Mon, 2014-09-15 at 09:08 +0200, Christophe Fergeau wrote: > Hey Michael, > > On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 07:15:42PM -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote: > > It would also be good to actually consider the value of student projects > > before funding them. With GSoC we just picked which students seemed most > > likely to successfully complete the projects they proposed, rather than > > actually evaluating which projects were most important to GNOME. > > Most of the GSoC projects we get proposals for are ideas which were > suggested by mentors/members of the GNOME projects on > https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreach/SummerOfCode/2014/Ideas > Students are also encouraged to come up with their own project ideas, > but in this case we insist that this must be discussed with the project > maintainers first to make sure that this is something that is useful to > the project. Then there are indeed some (a few!) more experimental > projects that we pick because the student seems good, and this could > have an interesting outcome, but we don't pick a lot of such projects > each year. Yes, but I don't think that process is sufficient. Some of the projects that get accepted seem to be of significantly higher value to GNOME than others. Others are important, but not really enough to merit the entire stipend. > > I think we got a good set of students, but I'd rather select a > > promising student while rejecting the student's project proposal if > > the proposal is only tangential to our interests. > > You seem to imply we should reorient good students on more important(Continue reading)