[GMG-Devel] Regarding GSoC 2017

Boris Bobrov breton at cynicmansion.ru
Fri Jan 27 04:06:45 EST 2017


On 01/27/2017 11:57 AM, Vijeth T Aradhya wrote:
> Hi all,
> I noticed that GNU MediaGoblin was a part of GSoC 2016 under the
> umbrella organization GNU. I'm interested in applying for GSoC this
> year, and it'd be really nice if I could do it with GNU as my first ever
> contribution was noticing an existing bug and fixing a non-trivial issue
> (>=15 lines, had to sign an assignment form) in GNU wget. That's how I
> got started with open source! Now I love the idea, and I contribute to
> other communities as well :)

That is nice! Be sure to include a link to this commit in your GSoC

> I have submitted patches here as well, but they haven't been reviewed
> yet (except one which was reviewed by ayleph and was happy with the
> changes :D)

I am planning a merge party this weekend, so i hope we shall get some of
your patches merged :)

> My primary question is, will MediaGoblin be a part of GSoC again this year?

If GNU gets accepted, we most probably will participate under
GNU umbrella.

> If yes,
> 1) Are there any active projects that I could take up?

https://wiki.mediagoblin.org/GSOC_2017. That list is not complete yet,
i will work on it this or next week.

Or you could suggest your own project.

> 2) How many slots will be there, since it is a part of an umbrella
> organization?

We never know until we get actually get the slots. Sometimes it is
above expectations, sometimes below.

> 3) Are there people wanting to be mentors this year?

Yes, at least i will be mentoring. Maybe Chris, if he has time.

> 4) Can I discuss about any new projects as well?


> If no,
> I'd love to stick around and help the community as much as I can!
> Either way, I get to learn a lot :)
> /Eagerly waiting for a reply!/
> Thank you,
> *Vijeth Aradhya*
> Undergraduate Sophomore,
> International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
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