[Haskell] Summer of Code questions

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 8 23:41:37 EST 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-09 at 00:39 +0100, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:

> > > First, what organization is Haskell.org?
> >
> > That would be us, right here.  Anyone who is interested enough in
> > Haskell to be involved in mailing lists, IRC, distributing library code
> > and tools, whatever.
> >
> > > Is this a real organization, i.e., a legal entity?
> >
> > No.  (Unlike e.g. the Apache Foundation.)
> Doesn’t this create problems in conjunction with the Summer of Code or is 
> Google tolerant regarding the legal status of participating organizations?

It didn't cause any problem last year.

> > > What are the obligations of a mentor?
> >
> >  (a) To carefully read and vote on quite a lot of student proposals.
> >  (b) If chosen to mentor a funded project, to guide the student throughout
> >      the project time, primarily by email (and/or IRC).  Also to write
> >      two reports on progress (mid-term and final), that directly
> >      determine whether the student gets paid.
> Hmm, I might be able to do (b) but doing (a) seems to demand more time than I 
> could spend.  Is there any possibility to only do (b) for a concrete project 
> I have in mind?

I think (b) takes more time actually. You have to be able to be
available a few hours a week to talk to the student. Over the 3 months,
that's a good deal more than the few hours spent initially in the
process of ranking student applications.


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