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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc16] Boost rejected as GSoC 2016 org
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-01 02:36:18

On 29 Feb 2016 at 14:53, Michael Caisse wrote:

> 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.

We heard back. Google's explanation is simply that they like to give
a year off to particularly successful and long running GSoC orgs in
order to make space for new orgs, and they hope we apply again next

To say I found this explanation jaw dropping would be putting it
mildly, but there you go.

We've asked if they would have any issue with us running the Summer
of Code in 2016 out of Boost monies. If they don't, we'll send a
petition to your good selves at the Steering Committee, and go from

I would expect potentially half our students won't be interested this
year as they are really seeking Google Summer of Code for their
resumes, however for those who really genuinely want to work in the
Boost libraries I expect they may be as keen as ever.

So I guess watch this space!


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