Is there interest having XEmacs participate in GSoC next year?
The last time this question came up, there was no real interest in
mentoring from the reviewers. This time I'm willing to serve as a
mentor or co-mentor having some experience as a co-mentor for
Mailman. I'd love to have other mentor volunteers from reviewers (or
folks who feel they are candidates for reviewer).
Of course we need students. If anybody *is* a student, or has an
affiliation with an academic organization where likely candidates
could be recruited, please feel free to let me know.
There is some preparation we need to do at some point, in particular
we need to set up to receive funds from Google. In theory we could
incorporate as an NPO, but it's probably a better idea to affiliate
with an existing umbrella organization, such as Software in the Public
Interest, the Software Freedom Conservancy, or the Apache Software
Foundation. Comments welcome.
Apparently this kind of thing can be done in a couple of months, since
there was an announcement on the GSoC Mentors list in July 2012 for
GSoC 2012 payments. But I figured I might as well mention it since
it's on my mind, and applications for next year's mentoring
organizations will catch us by surprise if we ignore it for the next
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