Kodi and XBMC Foundation participating in GSoC (Google Summer of Code) 2017?

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RockerC Offline
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Just noticed the announment that participating mentor organizations for Google Summer of Code 2017 have now been selected and Kodi made the list!

https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/orga...997452288/

There appers to be a wiki page, but no news posted on kodi.tv website yet? And no dedicated subforum as before?

http://kodi.wiki/view/Google_Summer_of_C..._Proposals

Read that 201 organizations were accepted this year to participate in GSoC (Google Summer of Code) 2017.

https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/0...-orgs.html

https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/orga...?sp-page=2

Interested students only have until the 20th of Match to discuss ideas with mentor organizations and submit the project(s) they want to do.

https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline
(This post was last modified: 2017-03-01 14:39 by RockerC.)
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I by the way really like MetaBrainz Foundation's prerequisite requirement for students before they will even look at proposals:

https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/orga...931390464/

As part of applying for SoC we require that you take your idea and propose it to the MetaBrainz developer community. Please propose the idea and then respond to any questions that may arise. Improve your proposal based on the feedback you receive from the community. If you cannot get the community to support your idea your chances for getting your proposal accepted are very slim. If you fail to get community feedback for your project idea, we will not accept your project!

Finally, you will need to create a schedule of how you plan to spend your time. A weekly breakdown with a few milestones are usually the best way to create a schedule.

Information about you
  • Tell us about the computer(s) you have available for working on your SoC project?
  • When did you first start programming?
  • What type of music do you listen to? (please list a series of MBIDs as examples)
  • What aspects of MusicBrainz interest you the most?
  • Have you ever used MusicBrainz to tag your files?
  • Have you contributed to other Open Source projects? If so, which projects and can we see some of your code?
  • If you have not contributed to open source projects, do you have other code we can look at?
  • What sorts of programming projects have you done on your own time?
  • How much time do you have available, and how would you plan to use it?
  • Do you plan to have a job or study during the summer in conjunction with Summer of Code?
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Ah yes, I've been meaning to get on that.
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natethomas Offline
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Also, I'm totally going to crib some of those MB questions.
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natethomas Offline
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All done. Thanks for the kick in the pants.

Also, they actually have until the 3rd of April to discuss and submit. The 20th is when they can start submitting.
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Nice! Hope that you get many good students this year!

May I however suggest that you merge all GSoC subforums into one single forum for GSoC, and move then all threads into it?

Perhaps you can only add thread prefixis to indicate which years that proposals was posted. That is, for the proposals only, as suggestion/idea only threads do not need a prefix at all.

Reason for this is that I think each GSoC subforum already contain many existing threads with great ideas, many of which could maybe only do with a refresh.

I believe that students would find it much easier to only roam that one single subforum for older ideas and proposals, and that way be able to compare their own proposal with those from the past.

So why not just consolidate all GSoC threads in once single subforum for all years? I don't think this will confuse people as long as you use thread prefix for year.
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