[OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Tue Feb 20 09:52:36 PST 2007

Just to re-iterate, OSGeo would be an obvious and easy candidate to be a 
"mentoring organization" which could serve as an umbrella for SoC 
submissions on all sorts of open source spatial projects. I would 
volunteer to be the administrator (I did it last year when Refractions 
was a mentoring organization) but this year I have FOSS4G as a 
responsibility, so I cannot make more time.

OSGeo would have to provide

- 1 Administrator to handle all the organizational aspects and be a 
point of contact to the Google SoC administration
- N Mentors, one for each student project
-- Mentors must review the students work, provide them support and 
"getting started" help, and write up two short evaluations (mid- and final).

Presumably the mentors would arise naturally from projects proposing 
work items they want done and thereby also volunteering to oversee those 

In return, OSGeo gets N students, working on their projects for four 
months, and $500 cash money per mentor, which can either be given to the 
mentor, or kept, depending on what policy osgeo wants to adopt.


Paul Ramsey wrote:
> This program funded three students last year who worked on Geotools 
> projects.
> http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2007/02/speaking-of-summer.html
> It does require some volunteer time to administer, however.


   Paul Ramsey
   Refractions Research
   pramsey at refractions.net
   Phone: 250-383-3022
   Cell: 250-885-0632

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