Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc16] Boost rejected as GSoC 2016 org
From: Ganesh Prasad (sir.gnsp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-01 06:44:13
That's definitely a sad news. But seriously, is there any other
organization that has contributed to the development of C++ as a really
versatile language than boost !
On Tue, Mar 1, 2016, 4:46 PM Mario Mulansky <mario.mulansky_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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
> Python , 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
> 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
> Anyhow, there is nothing we can do I suppose, and we will have to give it
> another try next year!
>  https://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/2016
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