[Gsoc] student slots allotment next Wednesday

Aroldo Souza-Leite asouzaleite at gmx.de
Thu Apr 3 07:40:49 EDT 2008

Hi all,

there are importat news from the Google Soc management, of which I want 
to publish a few here:

On Wednesday, April 8, we are going to know how many grant slots ZF 
should get, but the number slots can be still be changed by Google after 
this date.

The algorithm and the criteria Google is going to use to allot SoC 
grants among the mentoring organizations do not sound very well defined 
to me. But reading the Gsoc management's wording carefully, one gets the 
strong feeling that having many student applications is good, but having 
good applications is much better.
I am very much for the policy of aiming at having **only good 
applications**, that is, projects we **really** want to mentor, and the 
mentor coordinator recommending  students whith weak applications to 

Summa summarum: the engagement of mentors and their interaction with 
students in the time period before the student application deadline is 



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