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GSoC marketing update

Fortunately, Fedora made the list of mentoring organizations for this
year's Google Summer of Code[1].

For the next few weeks, final ideas are going to be posted, students
will look them over, and begin proposing projects.  Mentors work with
student proposals to improve them -- get the scope and timeline well
considered, for example.

My marketeer gut says, "Get even more proposals and mentors in this
year, so even if we get fewer student slots in a rescaled GSoC, they
are the most passionate and dedicated students."

Along those lines, I asked the Ambassadors to keep on the hunt.[2]
Oh, and to consider being mentors to get some of their development
ideas completed.

Any other ideas of where else to go and who to ask?

One thing to consider -- if the student is already known within or
close to Fedora Project circles, that may increase their chance of
success.  They have a higher likelihood of understanding and being
passionate about the type of projects we like to choose.[3]

Thanks and keep spreading the love.[4]

- Karsten

[1] http://iquaid.org/2009/03/18/students-start-your-engines-fedora-and-jbossorg-project-discussion-period-for-google-summer-of-code/

[2] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2009-March/msg00440.html

[3] http://groups.google.com/group/redhat-summer/web/projects

[4] http://spreadlovenow.org/ because I mean it.
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener

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