[Haskell] Summer of Code questions
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Mar 8 23:51:45 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.
Indeed. The majority of .orgs are ad hoc developer groups. Very few are
actually legal entitites (like Apach or NetBSD).
> > > > 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.
If possible, you would be available for daily discussion via irc, or in
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