[Gsoc] bad news on the Zope Foundation slot count

Aroldo Souza-Leite asouzaleite at gmx.de
Thu Apr 10 09:57:42 EDT 2008

Hi all,

we should keep cool, all is not lost:

1. The preliminary allocation algorithm will run again this weekend. We seem not to be the only ones who didn't quite understand the mathematics behind it. Compared to last years' procedure, there were also slight changes in the information channel about the result that confused me and others (I apologize for rejoicing too early). We will know more next Monday.

2. Even after the second round, the alloted number of slots is explicitly preliminary. The way mentors and students work  on the applications after this usually has a great influence in changing this number to the better.

3. Last year the ZF got all projects it applied for, due to zealous students and mentors. This year we are much better prepared and doing it in a much more systematic way. My instinct says that it is very unlikely that we get less projects now than less year. We can hope for more.

So, the best we can do is follow Martijn's instructions and go on working the way we have been doing so far. We'll keep this list informed.

I apologize for rejoicing too early, sorry for the confusion caused. Let's just row on.




-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:38:22 -0300
> Von: Sidnei da Silva <sidnei at enfoldsystems.com>
> An: Uli Fouquet <uli at gnufix.de>
> CC: gsoc <gsoc at zope.org>
> Betreff: Re: [Gsoc] bad news on the Zope Foundation slot count

> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 03:21:05PM +0200, Uli Fouquet wrote:
> > I'm asking myself what Google's criteria are, especially because they
> > tell, that this year the overall number of student slots should be
> > increased
> >
> (http://code.google.com/opensource/gsoc/2008/faqs.html#0.1_number_students).
> The criteria is described here: 
> http://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code-announce/web/notes-on-student-allocations
> I recommend that to everyone reads it before complaining. Please realize
> that the allocation is not final at the moment, and that they promise to
> adjust it in the next step based on whatever the number is filled in the
> 'Desired Slots' by the mentoring organization administrator.
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