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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-27 05:16:35

Jose wrote:
> congratulations to all involved. All projects look really interesting
> !
> Was it Google that selected the winning projects out of a broader
> list or
> was it Boost that proposed the projects ?

Boost had to rank the projects according to preference and Google then
selected the top N projects once they'd figured out what N was going to be.
It was *very* difficult: the standard of applications was very high, and
some domains were over-subscribed. We had a lot of very excellent graph and
concurrency related applications, so the final list represents an attempt at
achieving a "balanced portfolio" as much as it does the top applications.

Very many excellent applications went unfunded, and we've really flattered
that so many high quality people choose Boost as they're mentoring
organisation. That's reflected in part in the number of projects we had
assigned: we did much better than we hoped for. So many thanks are due to
Google also!


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