Participation of KDE in GCI 2018

Bhushan Shah bhush94 at
Mon Oct 23 08:04:42 UTC 2017

Hey Vijay,

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 01:42:31AM +0530, vijay krishnavanshi wrote:
> My opinion is that we should participate. Thoughts?

My personal opinion about GCI this year is we should take a rest this
year, this is due to two reasons,

1) Changed timelines of GSoC, we need to prepare and submit GSoC
application much more early (even if after GCI ends, we don't have much
of time in between0

2) Currently we need ~25 tasks for org applications but for the
competition itself we need to have more like 50 unique and ~100 of total
tasks IIRC at everytime, this is stressful task for both mentors and
org-admins.. (I know people have promised to put tasks, and I trust
them, but based on previous year's experience, often this effort is not
enough to meet numbers, not blaming anyone).

So yeah, my idea is, take a break this year, and use this time to
document the junior jobs for next upcoming GCI and also others who want
to work on KDE stuff out of this programs.

(Also, just to be clear, I am not blocking anyone from participating.. I
will be happy to help and mentor ( pun intended :P) willing org-admin..


Bhushan Shah
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