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Re: Blog syndication for GSoC - ers



On Tue, 27 May 2008, Matt Domsch wrote:

> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 01:54:08PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 12:46 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > 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.
> > >
> >
> > I think what Karsten is saying (maybe) is that remembering to clear our
> > the group is something ELSE we have to do. with a group with a year in
> > the name we can just delete the group w/o having to check who is in it,
> > or not.
>
> Or, really, shouldn't the student be included in some existing group
> now, and not create a new gsoc group at all?  If the point is to get
> them involved in Fedora and to keep contributing after the summer is
> over, then being a part of a group that's directly related to the work
> they're doing, not how they're being mentored via GSOC, makes sense to
> me.
>
> Yes, we can create groups if they're beneficial, but being in the
> sysadmin-web group, or the gittransifex group, would seem to make more
> sense.
>

Some of these guys are just working on and committing code.  And some of
that code isn't hosted with us.

	-Mike


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