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Re: GSoC: Octave mentors, sign up!

From: Juan Pablo Carbajal
Subject: Re: GSoC: Octave mentors, sign up!
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:21:10 +0200

Hi all,

I regret it deeply, but this year I wont be able to help mentoring! :(

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM, Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso
<address@hidden> wrote:
> If you are interested in being a mentor for Octave during Google
> Summer of Code, you will need to (1) create a profile in Melange and
> (2) start a "connection" with GNU (this is what the Google folks call
> the mentor request this year, a "connection"). The Melange UI is
> notoriously confusing, so if you have trouble finding the right links,
> let us know.
> In your connection message, make sure you mention Octave. You should
> probably also let us know here if you plan to be a mentor so that we
> can tell GNU that you're a mentor for Octave. The GNU admins have to
> approve mentors, and we need to be careful about whom we let in. Not
> that any of you refined folks would do such a thing, but every year
> there are fake "mentors" who are trying to collude with "students" to
> scam organisations out of slots and Google out of money. The scam is:
> the "student" does no work or very poor work, but the "mentor"
> approves this anyways, then the "mentor" and "student" share the
> money. I don't know if anyone has actually fallen for this, but there
> are attempts every year.
> To GNU folks: the following members have been mentors in the past or
> have already been working and are "pre-approved" to be mentors this
> year, if they choose to be so:
>     Nir Krakauer
>     Carlo de Falco
>     Michael Godfrey
>     Michael Goffioul
>     John W. Eaton
>     Patrick Noffke
>     Mike Miller
>     Juan Pablo Carbajal
>     and yours truly
> GNU, if anyone else asks to be a mentor for Octave, let us know.
> - Jordi G. H.

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