[OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Tue Feb 20 12:20:23 PST 2007

Yes, but would be be willing to help out with *all* the administrative 
tasks :) that is, to be the official Administrator.


Landon Blake wrote:
> I'd be willing to help out with some of the administrative tasks if the
> OSGeo decided to take this on.
> The Sunburned Surveyor
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> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code
> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> 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?
> You will need a sponsoring organization regardless, and if your 
> organization is not accepted, the whole procedure becomes moot. Most 
> "unknown" sponsors got the minimum three students last time. OSGeo, as 
> an umbrella, nonprofit, multi-project, organization would probably get 
> quite a few more. My feeling is that on balance the community would be 
> better served using OSGeo as an umbrella rather than trying to go 
> individually.  What is important is that a large number of top quality 
> students do work in the community.


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

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