[Gluster-devel] Regarding involvement of Gluster in GSOC 2014

Lalatendu Mohanty lmohanty at redhat.com
Wed Feb 12 18:03:46 UTC 2014

On 02/12/2014 07:42 PM, John Mark Walker wrote:
> Thank you for reminding us about this. We have not been able to 
> dedicate the time in previous years to make this successful, but I 
> think this could be the year where we enter as an independent 
> organization.


> If the deadline is fast approaching, then we should discuss this in 
> the weekly meeting today.
> Thanks!
> JM
> On Feb 12, 2014 9:09 AM, Vipul Nayyar <nayyar_vipul at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> As you all might know, GSOC 2014 has been announced and currently, the 
> organization application period is on. According to previous year's 
> Fedora Project ideas page, some Glusterfs projects have been listed 
> there for a couple of years, but either no one ever chooses them, or 
> their proposals are never selected as there is no mention of any 
> gluster projects under fedora on gsoc's previous year's site.
> So my question is that, is Gluster's stand as a prospective org under 
> Fedora project strong, or is there a chance that Gluster will register 
> as an independent organization on GSOC. Because, as an interested 
> student, I think it's my duty to remind you about the approaching 
> application deadline(which is just a couple of days away [1]).
> As for the project, I'm already in constant contact withKrishnan 
> Parthasarathi for the past few weeks and I'm getting valued feedback 
> from the community regarding the proposed glusterfsiostat project.
> Gluster is already a very rich community with many vibrant and 
> experienced developers. Plus this year, Google's accepting about 10% 
> more organizations than usual. So, I think that Gluster has a very 
> good chance of being selected. An ideas page from 2010 and the most 
> recent one is already present at [2] and [3]. Some official guidance 
> can be obtained from [4]. Also, Fedora project wiki can always be 
> referred for a first hand example. If I can be of any help in this 
> regard, please do contact me. :-)
> [1] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014
> [2] 
> http://gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/Google_Summer_of_Code_2010_Ideas
> [3] http://gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/Projects
> [4] http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCMentoring/org-application/
> Regards
> Vipul Nayyar
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