Google Summer of Code 2012

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Mon Mar 5 18:25:04 EST 2012

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 13:13, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:
> Tomasz Wasilczyk spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> are there any plans for Pidgin/libpurple to participate in GSoC 2012?
> This is something we need to discuss further.  We skipped GSoC last
> year due to the amount of free time and energy available to potential
> mentors.  I'd like to get a quick weigh-in from potential mentors
> (that is, active or semi-active Pidgin developers, active CPWs, etc.)
> on how they feel about GSoC this year.  You can either email me
> directly or reply to the list, but please do say something if you're
> in a potential mentor position.
> I know that at least a few of us (myself and Etan, for example) are
> willing to put time in but have somewhat uncertain summer schedules.
> If the fundamental problem we face is scheduling uncertainty, then we
> can simply make sure we don't accept more students than our collective
> schedules will admit.  If there isn't interest, that's a different
> story, and we should not apply.

Looking at my current commitments for this summer, unfortunately I
don't think it's likely that I will be able to be a mentor this year.


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