[OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 11:26:48 PST 2007

How about getting a graduate to get the OSGeo stack packaged up.
I'd be prepared to mentor that.

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> 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 items.
>> 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,
> Howard Butler is already doing some legwork to identify projects, and
> students around GDAL but it hadn't occured to me to utilize OSGeo as the
> mentoring organization.  If the different projects come up with a number
> of projects a students is it likely to be disadvantagous to have them all
> come from one organizations (OSGeo) as opposed to spread out as several
> different organizations submitting requests?
> Best regards,

Cameron Shorter
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