I had a detailed look at the proposals for the two projects I suggested.
* For XaoS, there are 7 proposals, one of them seems just a mistake (so it needs to be ignored), and there is one proposal which is technically very good and the student already contacted us -- I consider this a good collaboration.
* For Aris, there is 1 proposal, it is very good -- the student already fixed a couple of issues in the source code, so I support this student too.
For XaoS, there would be two co-mentors (they are not members of this list), one of them is a former GSoC student ('20), he was successful in the same software project. The other co-mentor is one of the co-maintainers of XaoS.
For Aris, I am currently alone as mentor, I got no feedback from Ian Dunn (the original author of Aris), but I hope I can invite a co-mentor from our math department.
So, I suggest that both projects (XaoS and Aris) should be selected to rank.
As a side note: Approximately this is the number of proposals for the other projects:
Quantum GNU: 1
According to this, I think XaoS should be well ranked because it received a high number of the proposals. For the same reason, Aris should have a lower rank, but I am quite satisfied with the proposal, so I would be glad if Aris could also be selected by Google (of course).
Dr. Zoltán Kovács, MSc
Private Pädagogische Hochschule der Diözese Linz
Private University of Education, Diocese Linz
Salesianumweg 3, 4020 Linz