Forum OpenACS Q&A: Google Summer of Code
I found this on slashdot: http://code.google.com/summerofcode.html
I was wondering if OpenACS or dotLRN would participate as a mentoring organisation?
Malte, Google doesn't seem to give specific instructions on how to get signed up as a mentoring organization, but you're on the OpenACS Core Team, so I recommend you just contact Google ASAP and ask them what to do. (Who to give the $500 to at the end of the summer is trivial, not need to worry about that now. If necessary OpenACS can just turn down the money and tell Google to keep it.)
Btw, Marc G. Fournier posted about this on the PostgreSQL Hackers list, but so far PostgreSQL isn't listed as a mentoring organization either. Nor is AOLserver or Tcl. Possibly co-ordinate with the PostgreSQL, AOLserver, and Tcl folks to get all the major projects OpenACS uses signed up?
The dotLRN consortium is also going to apply as 'mentoring organization'. Maybe we should have a single one?
I hope whoever is doing the application is aware of this, or would be soon enough.
Thanks for the alert. I went ahead and submitted something on behalf of .LRN. Of course, this will be open to all OpenACS projects. I put down Rafael as the contact.
Let's keep our fingers crossed. This could be a great opportunity for students worldwide.
Thanks. Carl Blesius is helping to put up the web page.
So much for bowing out .
And while we are at it:
If you are a student and are interested in OpenACS and .LRN apply today at http://code.google.com/soc_application.html choosing and describing either your own project idea (using the "Other" organisation field until .LRN makes it into the official list) or take one from the list provided above.
Here some other thoughts:
- IMS Learning Design Engine for dotLRN
- User & Administration Guide for dotLRN
- Dynamic Help System for OpenACS
- Improved, consistent and exhaustive Developer Guide
- Merge or all email functionalities of acs-mail, acs-mail-lite, bulk-mail, webmail-system, mailing-lists, spam...