Peter & All,
The only immediate coordination I can think of is making sure we are all
aware which Library / code4lib-related organizations are applying for
If GSoC 2012 Mentoring Organization applications are anything like last
years, those organizations who were accepted in past years may be able
to "put in a good word" for new applicants. Last year, DuraSpace was
able to vouch for Evergreen to help them get in (I'm sure they would
have made it in anyway, but a good word never hurts).
Google is constantly looking for new organizations to take part in GSoC.
I'd highly recommend other open source projects/organizations consider
applying. It's a great experience, and a great opportunity for your
developers/committers to mentor/teach students (to the benefit of your
open source project and everyone else involved). Plus, at the end of it
you get to send two people to Google Headquarters for their "Mentor
Obviously, I cannot make any promises here around vouching for others
(though we'd likely try do our best, within the limits of the
application process). But, if anyone is wanting to know more about the
whole Google Summer of Code program, feel free to get in touch. I'd be
glad to give tips based on our past GSoC experience.
Unfortunately, I'm not able to make #c4l12, otherwise I'd say let's meet
up over a beer if you are interested in learning more about GSoC.
Technical Lead for DSpace Project
On 2/6/2012 1:36 PM, Peter Murray wrote:
> Thanks for the memory refresher, Tim. I'm not sure there is any value in coordinating library open source efforts from a GSoC point-of-view, but it may be worthwhile for people to announce their intentions to make sure we're not operating at cross-purposes.
> LYRASIS is not planning on doing anything this year, but as we gear up FOSS4LIB.org work I'm hoping we'd be able to petition to be a mentoring organization next year.
> On Feb 6, 2012, at 7:43 AM, Tim Donohue wrote:
>> Hi Peter& All,
>> DuraSpace plans to participate in GSoC again this year. DSpace has been
>> involved with GSoC since 2007. After forming DuraSpace, Fedora&
>> DuraCloud have also begun mentoring GSoC projects (as of 2011).
>> I know Evergreen also had a few GSoC projects last year. Beyond that,
>> I'm not sure which other code4lib-related orgs have been involved with
>> GSoC in years past.