[kde-community] Should we allow non-KDE projects to participate in GSoC under KDE?

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Wed Feb 3 21:20:44 UTC 2016

On Wednesday, February 03, 2016 14:58:54 Martin Klapetek wrote:
> Imho this goes against the Manifesto as the projects gets to
> "enjoy the benefits" without the complying with "commitments"
> of the Manifesto. It's also less transparent overall (not able to
> monitor progress as it's not on KDE infrastructure), can lead
> to cheating and possibly kicking KDE out of GSoC in the worst
> possible outcome.
> On the other hand, every accepted project gets the mentoring
> organization some extra money, which is always handy.

IMO if we stand behind the manifesto, and they don't agree to it, we cannot 
accept them (except if they have serious plans to confirm with the manifesto 
An alternative might be to think about updating the manifesto.


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