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Subversion participation in Google's "Summer of Code".

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-31 20:32:41 CEST

kfogel@tigris.org writes:
> New Revision: 14891
>
> * www/project_tasks.html: List some possible non-coding tasks, and in
> general try to drag this page out of the Jurassic. This is
> partially in response to http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html,
> about which I'll post on the dev@ list momentarily.

Our project_tasks.html page was getting stale anyway, and

   http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html

gave me a good excuse to revise it. I'll probably be making more
changes soon, I just wanted to get something up there right away. I
don't think any of the new material is controversial, but as always,
comments/suggestions/flames are welcome.

About this "Summer of Code" thing:

Basically, Google gathers a bunch of applicants (students) and
encourages them ($$) to participate in some open source projects, of
which Subversion is one. There's some filtering going on: the
applicants have to say which project they want to get involved with,
and specify what they'd like to do there -- in other words, someone
will have to show that they've done a bit more research than just
glancing at the Subversion home page, for their proposal to be engaged
by our development community.

The open source projects mentor the students as with any new
volunteer. What's in it for us is that we get help on some of our
outstanding tasks, and (hopefully) we get some new long-term
developers.

Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian Fitzpatrick, and I have committed to
reading and responding to the applications. Anyone who wants to join
is most welcome, naturally. We'll make sure to do it in a visible
way.

Since this is about coding tasks, I'm going through the issue tracker
to mark more "bite-sized" tasks (we'd fallen behind in that), so there
are more entry points for volunteers. Help with that is also welcome,
of course.

-Karl

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