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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc16] Boost rejected as GSoC 2016 org
From: Mario Mulansky (mario.mulansky_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-01 06:16:46

On Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:04:34 AM David Bellot wrote:
> > 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
> > year.
> Strange argument because Apache, Debian, Fedora, Gnome, GNU, KDE,
> LibreOffice, Mozilla, Python, R, X, etc....
> They all have been accepted !
> What's wrong with us ?

To be fair, those orgs are quite a bit larger than us. I just checked this for
Python [1], which is an umbrella org for 5 suborgs each offering ~5 GSoC
project. I guess this might look similar for the others in your list above so
I don't really think boost compares to those.

Nevertheless, this is a big disappointment for us. I think boost had good
project ideas again and I saw similar GSoC related activity on the mailing
list as for previous years. With odeint, we had two very promising looking
students in line, and I think this is also the case with the other projects.
Anyhow, there is nothing we can do I suppose, and we will have to give it
another try next year!


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