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Re: [IMPORTANT] Requesting essential and desired slots

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [IMPORTANT] Requesting essential and desired slots
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 15:19:09 +0200

Hi Jose,

EssentialSlots: 2 ()
DesiredSlots: 2 (Julius/Krista, Bruno/Wachs)
[I'm only counting Julius/Krista, Bruno/Wachs; I'm not counting the GNUnet/Guix crossover project (Remi/Ludo) here, I am assuming that Ludo will count it as he is signed up to mentor.]

GNU Taler:
EssentialSlots: 1
DesiredSlots: 1
[This is libfints / Ben/Christian]

I think we have good applications and disjoint (and if necessary redundant, i.e. if a mentor is sick, someone else can help out) sets of mentors for all slots.



On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 3:05 PM, Jose E. Marchesi <address@hidden> wrote:

Hi Hackers.

The next organizational milestone is approaching: in a week we have to
tell Google how many slots we want for this year.  As in previous years,
we will follow the next strategy:

Each project participating under the GNU umbreall shall send the
following information to this mailing list, before Saturday 11 April

  EssentialSlots: N
  DesiredSlots: M

Where N and M are the number of slots required and desired.

Roughly speaking, essential slots are for great projects you couldn't
live without while desired slots are the number of slots you would like
to have if Google had an infinite number of them.  For example, imagine
that you received two proposals: one great and the other nah-nah.
However, you still have a free mentor for the second proposal, so you
would ask for:

  EssentialSlots: 1
  DesiredSlots: 2

An important note: as we did in the previous editions of GSoC, we will
distribute the granted slots in the spirit of allowing every GNU program
participating to actually mentor at least one proposal.  This means
that, G being the number of granted slots:

- If GNUDesiredSlots <= G everyone gets what they asked for.

- If GNUEssentialSlots <= G < GNUDesiredSlots, everyone gets their
  essential slots, at least 1, but we would need to discuss and decide
  how to distribute the desired slots.

- If 0 < G < GNUEssentialSlots, we will have to discuss and see which
  project gets the slots.  Note that this _never_ happened and I dont
  expect this year to be the first one.

IMPORTANT: please respect the milestone!  If a participating GNU project
fails to send the email before Saturday 11 April 12:00, we may request
either Essential=1,Desired=1 or Essential=0,Desired=0 for that project,
depending on the admins criteria.


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