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Subject: Re: [boost] GSoC 2011 - Do we need to starting thinking about it?
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-24 12:41:25

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Sutton" <asutton.list_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] GSoC 2011 - Do we need to starting thinking about it?

> >
>> >I recall that last year, Boost didn't start thinking about possible
>> projects
>> > to suggest to potential GsoCoders until rather late.
>> >
>> > Perhaps we should *start* thinking reasonably soon?
>> What about starting by the addition of an empty wiki page and let people
>> push his proposals

> So... with regards to a project page: I would suggest the following: project
> ideas should give some very general concepts with some short explanation,
> and a list of mentors. For example:
> Project: Strings and Encodings
> Strings are sequences of n-byte characters, whose values may be interpreted
> by different Encodings (e.g., UTF-8, Base64, Quoted-Printable, etc.).
> Mentors: Bob Smith, Fred Jones
> Instructions on the page direct students to a) search the Boost mailing list
> archives for previous discussion on the topic and b) contact the mentors
> (preferably on list) to discuss the basic expectations for the project.
> Note: *expectations* not *requirements*. It should be up to the student to
> generate a proposal that identifies the requirements of the project.
> Thoughts?

I agree with you, it is better if the the proposals are limited to the *expectations*. Up to the student to make its own proposal. In this way we would be able to evaluate the motivation and capabilities of the student better.


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