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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc16] Boost rejected as GSoC 2016 org
From: Michael Caisse (mcaisse-lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-29 17:53:16

On 2/29/16 14:31, Niall Douglas wrote:
> Dear Boost,
> It is with a heavy heart I write to say that Boost was rejected as an
> org for Google Summer of Code 2016 by Google. We had our application
> submitted in time, it was reviewed by three members of the Boost
> leadership, our ideas list had six solid ideas with an especially
> solid seventh on the way, we were in very good standing with Google
> and there was no reason to expect rejection. We have asked for
> clarification as to why we were rejected, and we shall try to improve
> our application next year to improve our chances.
> We recognise that many students and mentors will be extremely
> disappointed by this news. We share in that disappointment, and all
> we can say is please try again next year.
> For those students and mentors who are continuing a previous GSoC on
> an existing Boost library, there may be a possibility that Boost may
> be able to fund those continuations this year. Each case will be
> approached by the steering committee on a case by case basis, and be
> aware that the standard required for funding by Boost is considerably
> above that of Google's with an accompanying high and detailed
> standard of funding application to the steering committee. Contact us
> privately if you want to know more.
> On other news we had been expecting to announce today that Bryce
> Adelstein Lelbach has generously agreed to take over as secondary
> GSoC admin from Boris Schäling who has served Boost GSoC for
> something like four years now, so he has definitely earned himself a
> rest! Our thanks to Boris for his service, and welcome Bryce to the
> team!
> Finally, I'd like to thank Jon Kalb who moved heaven and earth as he
> always does to get the GSoC application submitted in time.
> Yours,
> Niall Douglas

Nial -

Thank you for the hard work you put into GSoC. We will be interested in
hearing more about the decision specifics as you have them.

Take care -

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