I don't think the post by Kushal mentioned anything about money.
I think people would still participate in GSoCs if there wasn't any $$$ in
it, because GSoC participation counts at par with internship experiences.
Or so I have heard ;-)
Some numbers like the contributions of participants before GSoC, during
GSoC, and after GSoC for previous Fedora GSoCs (or for all GSoCs in
general) would be fun to look at. Also, I think every proposal has at least
a couple of entries. Interesting to see how many of the unselected entries
follow up with the progress of the proposal.
On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM, Gerard Ryan <galileo(a)fedoraproject.org>wrote:
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On 05/05/2013 06:03 PM, Kushal Das wrote:
> On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 10:08 PM, Sarup Banskota
> <sbanskota08(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Sorry to interfere (I'm not involved with this project), but I
>> guess if this project is very large and the ideas page has been
>> refreshed, then it can be split into GSoC-worthy portions over
>> the summer among interested applicants? That way, it benefits the
>> project. As long as it doesn't appear to be teamwork, and can be
>> split into chunks that don't depend on another person's work, it
>> should be in keeping with GSoC's rules as well.
> I really want to see how many people will actually volunteer to
> any project if we say that please work on it but we will not count
> that as part of gsoc.
> Kushal _______________________________________________
> summer-coding mailing list summer-coding(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
A lot of people would not be able to afford to spend time on projects
like this without programmes like GSOC, that's what makes it so great!
I know it may seem like "oh these folks are just doing it for the
money", but many do it because the money enables them to do it (don't
have to spend all their time doing something pointless like flipping
burgers). Even though they many people would like to do it anyway,
they have to spend all their time making as much money as they can so
that they can go back to continue their studies.
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