[SoC] Re: OSGeo Google Summer of Code
tkeitt at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 13:23:31 EDT 2007
On 3/28/07, Cory Horner <chorner at refractions.net> wrote:
> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> > Sunburned Surveyor wrote:
> >> I haven't received any response to my inquiry about mentors for the
> >> PostGIS projects. Perhaps I was a little to obnoxious?
> I think they just went directly into the scoring app and did their thing.
> I could prod a couple PostGIS people here to get their mentorship
> applications in.
> > Well, I am still unclear on how the project selection process works. Do
> > we need to "mod" all the projects into our order of preference and then
> > google auto-selects based on that? Or do we take some concrete action
> > for selection
> Last year it was based on score, so we ended up with our top 3 which was
> not what we wanted. For our safety we should probably fix the scores to
> what we collectively want.
> > I feel that the current ranks don't reflect what I would consider the
> > proper priority list. Partly because I think we should be aiming for
> > each participating project with a credible application getting one.
> > The current rankings boost some projects with very active modding mentors
> > to a dominant position.
> > ...
> > If it will be based on the scores on the application list, then I think we
> > need to have a meeting to prioritize and then re-score to put things in the
> > desired order.
> Agreed... i am NOT a fan of the people who showed up and added a bunch
> of +4 votes just to get their favourite proposal to the top. I propose
> the following:
> 1) we sort out which applications belong to which projects (this is
> simple in most cases, but some applications are multi-project)
> 2) each project ranks their proposals independently
> 3) we all meet and decide which projects get the slots depending on how
> many slots we get. ie slot #1 goes to GRASS, slot #2 to GDAL, etc...
> We can then score the projects based on these...
Sounds like a good plan.
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