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Subject: [boost] [gsoc17] GSoC next steps (was: Re: [gsoc2017]Satyam Pandey Copy GSoC 2017 Proposal writen by Ruoyun Jing)
From: Niall Douglas (gsoc-admin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-04 13:26:42

> Sorry for disturbing you at this time, I experienced a very bad thing
> that Satyam Pandey, a student who sent proposal yesterday copied too
> many sections of my proposal. I marked the sections red in the given
> PDF.*I think the same pattern of GSoC proposal is common, and it does
> not matter, but his proposal has too many same description as me. *

Thank you for reporting this issue.

It is unavoidable in Google Summer of Code that students copy one
another and indeed sometimes pay another to write their competency test
for them. We actually encourage students to study one another's
applications and submit an even better application, this happened
several times this year with the static map proposal. But we frown on
failure to attribute sources, including failure to mention when the
community or stackoverflow gave them help. And students who are later
prove to be incapable of programming code at the level they advertised
in their proposal are lifetime banned not just by us, but by Google.

Last night I read every application and pre-eliminated half of them as I
do every year so the Boost community doesn't waste their time with them.
The calibre at the top this year is even higher than in past years, we
have at least three truly superb candidates per project. It will be very
hard to choose between them, and we will have to reject two superb
candidates for no good reason other than only one student can do one

You should see an announcement regarding community ranking soon. Watch
this space.


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