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Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:24:24 +0100
From: "Luis MartinGarcia." <luis.mgarc@...il.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: GSoC 2011

On 02/28/2011 06:56 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Google Summer of Code 2011 will start accepting applications from
> mentoring organizations later today:
>
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/program/home/google/gsoc2011
>
> I am considering applying, on behalf of Openwall.  Application requires
> that we setup an "ideas page".  Here's a draft:
>
> http://openwall.info/wiki/ideas
>
> (The task descriptions will need to be more verbose - perhaps at least a
> paragraph per task.)
>
> I'd appreciate any comments and suggestions.

Hi,

I've been a GSoC student (Nmap project) for the last two years. I find
some of the tasks too small. You can reasonably expect GSoC students to
work full-time (8 or 9 hours a day) for the whole duration of the
program. Also, you are right, task definition should be a lot more
specific and detailed. It may be a good idea to let students propose
their own projects ideas. There are lots of clever students out there
and you may be surprised of what they can come up with.

Just my two cents.

Luis.



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