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Re: Blog syndication for GSoC - ers



On Tue, 27 May 2008, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:

>
> On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 10:28 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 May 2008, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Sat, 2008-05-24 at 23:27 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > >
> > > > Alternatively, perhaps we should just have an GSoC group?  These guys
> > > > are
> > > > technically contributors...
> > >
> > > I didn't realize this discussion was cross-posted, I already sent my
> > > agreement to this idea to the other thread.  Having a group 'gsoc_2008'
> > > or 'summercoders_2008' could help more than just this problem.  As was
> > > said elsewhere, these _are_ Fedora contributors, but they don't all fit
> > > directly in to an existing group, or their contributions are being
> > > filtered outside of the group.
> > >
> >
> > Why not just gsoc?  I don't understand what we gain from the _2008?
>
> Gain, not sure.  Lose, the ability to differentiate between groups.
>
> A main purpose of GSoC is to get more coders into more projects.
>
> For this reason, all students who stick around Fedora should be in other
> groups.  Their continued presence in "last year's group" should *not* be
> construed as an ongoing contributor effort.  By the end of this Summer,
> the group is essentially defunct.  If that is the only group someone is
> in, and six months later ... it's still the only group, then they aren't
> contributing to any coding projects.  If they move on to Ambassadors,
> then they are in another group, are contributing, etc.
>
> Does that make sense?
>
> For a similar reason, I recommend a generic name.  Maybe all interns and
> summer coders could be in the group.  That way we can include the
> Finnish Summer Code effort into this, and any RHT interns that aren't
> part of another group (yet.)
>

In 2009, what use will the gsoc_2008 group be?  I had assumed that at the
end of summery 2008, the gsoc group would be cleared out except for admins
and sponsors.  Similar to what would happen with ols.

	-Mike


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