[OSGeo-Discuss] 2007 Google Summer of Code (Student Project Ideas List)

Cory Horner chorner at refractions.net
Mon Mar 12 12:15:46 PDT 2007

Landon Blake wrote:
> [1] The name of the Student Project Idea.

This is nice, but students are allowed to submit their own ideas too -- 
the wiki page is more of a brainstorming session than a clear-cut list.

> [2] The mentor that will be assigned to the project if it is accepted by 
> Google. I think we want something definite here. Not “possible mentor” 
> or “suggested mentor”. I think the projects need to get this nailed down.

I disagree that we should go through the process of choosing a 
definitive mentor for say 10 ideas, when only one will likely be 
selected.  This is not coherent with how things were done last year, nor 
how the selection process functions; the students will be submitting 
proposals to us for things they want to do -- ideas really are just 
ideas.  If we spell things out too clearly we won't be able to tell 
which students know what they are talking about.

> [4] The contact information for a person the student can talk to for 
> more information about a Student Project Idea.


We do have some leeway here, as google won't be looking at the ideas 
pages right away.


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