[PD] Google Summer of Code 2011

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sun Jun 6 23:47:56 CEST 2010

Thanks for taking the initiative, Patrick.  There is at least a lot of  
material to start with from previous efforts.  I'll happily contribute  
to an effort.


On Jun 6, 2010, at 4:22 PM, patrick mcnameeking wrote:

> Hello List:
> I am interested in putting together an application for Pure Data to  
> participate in next year's Google Summer of Code event.  The Summer  
> of Code is an event where students are matched with mentors to work  
> on various open-source projects, and are given a rather generous  
> stipend.  More information can be found here:
> http://code.google.com/soc/
> As an organization, Pure Data has applied to participate in GSoC  
> twice in the past and has been rejected.  The reasons for rejection  
> are not clear to me, but Hans-Christoph Steiner, who has lead the  
> charge in the past, said that he thinks it is worth trying to reapply.
> Here is a link to a previous application that was rejected:
> http://puredata.info/dev/summer-of-code
> While perusing through the list of organizations that are  
> participating in 2010's Summer of Code, I couldn't help but notice  
> that many of them were tagged with application to Google's Android  
> OS.  Since Pd can be ported to Android, it might be to our benefit  
> to point out Pd's possible application to developing mobile apps.
> Alternatively, if nothing pans out for Pd in terms of GSoC (either  
> from rejection of an application or from a lack of interest) it was  
> suggested to me by Andy Farnell to seek alternative sponsorship from  
> possible benefactors such as Sun or EA.
> Finally, I'd like to say upfront that I'm a University Student and  
> what originally got me interested in GSoC was the potential prestige  
> and stipend that would accompany participation.  If some sort of  
> grant/sponsorship opportunity opens up, I fully intend on applying  
> for it.  I ask that if at any point in time it seems as though I am  
> creating an unfair advantage for myself, that someone please let me  
> know.
> I hope that as a community we can make something happen!
> Pat
> -- 
> 'Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.'
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