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

John Mark Walker jowalker at redhat.com
Fri Feb 14 02:17:50 UTC 2014


Having given this some thought, I think we should still submit as part of another organization. We simply don't have the resources to devote to begin a mentoring organization. The obvious choice for mentoring org is Fedora - I recommend that you put your idea here: https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/profile/register/org_member/google/gsoc2014 

- and list KP as your mentor, assuming KP is fine with this. If there's another organization that you'd prefer to go under, feel free to submit the idea there, instead. 

In the meantime, I'll delete the old GlusterFS project ideas as they're old and no longer apply to the community now. 

If anyone feels strongly that we should be a mentoring org, you are of course welcome to submit Gluster as such (after conferring with the community board), but it would require putting together an ideas page and making sure there are adequate mentors avialable - which has traditionally been difficult to do. 


----- Original Message -----

> 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 with Krishnan
> 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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