[Bf-committers] Google Summer of Code - 14th time! (Ton Roosendaal)

Fable Fox fablefox at fablefox.com
Wed Feb 27 12:33:57 CET 2019

Hi Ton,

I do respect you but are you sure with what are you saying?

>From google summer of code website

"Spend your summer break writing code and learning about open source
development while earning a stipend!"

from gsoc student guide

"Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that matches students up
with open source, free software and technology-related organizations to
write code and get paid to do it! The organizations provide mentors who act
as guides through the entire process, from learning about the community to
contributing code. The idea is to get students involved in and familiar
with the open source community and help them to put their summer break to
good use.

Accepted students gain exposure to real-world software development and
employment opportunities in areas related to their academic pursuits.
Participating organizations are able to identify and bring in new

I think the key point is to introduce students to open source, NOT making
them your paid developer. They are student first, contractor last. Let's
not make history repeat itself.

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> Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:43:21 +0100
> From: Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org>
> To: bf-committers at blender.org
> Subject: [Bf-committers] Google Summer of Code - 14th time!
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> Hi,
> We've been selected to participate in the GSoC again, this is the 14th
> time we're participating!
> In the coming weeks we'll get a lot of students on this list asking for
> questions. Especially the infamous "please guide me, I don't know where
> to start".
> The short answer is - we have that information on the google webpage:
> https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6617016799068160/
> Or more directly, on our wiki:
> https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/GSoC
> The best students are always the ones who come with proposals based on
> their past experience, what they learned already and what they are
> motivated for to work on. GSoC is not a learning program, it's not even
> internship - it's a well paid summer holidays job. Students will have to
> come with a convincing project proposal. It's their responsibility!
> That being said, of course anyone who's new is always welcome to ask
> questions or to get help.
> Laters,
> -Ton-
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> Ton Roosendaal - ton at blender.org - www.blender.org
> Chairman Blender Foundation, Director Blender Institute
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Fable Fox
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