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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc16] Boost rejected as GSoC 2016 org
From: Rob Stewart (rstewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-01 15:16:38

On March 1, 2016 2:19:44 PM EST, Stefan Seefeld <stefan_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>let me start by stressing how much I appreciate all you are doing for
>Boost, and the GSoC administration in particular.


>On 01.03.2016 14:07, Niall Douglas wrote:
>> On 1 Mar 2016 at 12:13, Andreas Schäfer wrote:
>>> IIRC last year Mozilla and the Linux Foundation were rejected.
>>> really nothing jaw dropping or outrageous about it.
>> It is deeply disappointing for those students and mentors affected.
>> It is highly disruptive to the pipeline we are running, and is not a
>> case of simply pressing Pause on GSoC for a year. Many if not most of
>> our students are postgrads, and next year they will no longer be
>> eligible for GSoC.

Excellent points.

>>> For a small org two slots can make a huge difference, for larger
>>> not being accepted will generally not endanger the project itself.
>>> Google is simply trying to put the money where it has the biggest
>>> impact. I think that's a good thing.
>> Please take your trolling elsewhere. Nobody here appreciates it.
>...I find the above rather rude.

I found it very rude and quite unnecessary.


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