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Google Summer Of Code


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24 March 2008 at 4:40pm Community Member, 470 Posts

Wasn't sure which forum to post this in as it doesn't really fit anywhere, but I was checking out the official page on Google's site and didn't see the project there.

Did SilverStripe not get accepted or am I just blind? If not, what does this mean for the development that was planned?


24 March 2008 at 10:58pm Community Member, 149 Posts - it seems that there's no SilverStripe here... strange...


25 March 2008 at 6:50am Community Member, 470 Posts

Yes which is why I was a bit concerned and posted this topic for clarification on whether it is in or not. I remember reading a few blog posts on the subject here and the team just assumed they were in since they were last year. I'm hoping they weren't overlooked as SS could really benefit from it.


25 March 2008 at 7:25am Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

SilverStripe didn't get selected to participate in this year's GSoC.


25 March 2008 at 11:35am Community Member, 470 Posts

That's a heart breaker as I'm sure there could have been huge progress in the development of SS.


25 March 2008 at 12:42pm Community Member, 149 Posts

We'll develop it, during summer of code or not =]


27 March 2008 at 3:20pm Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

SilverStripe is not involved in the Google Summer of Code program in 2008.

We needed to post a public ideas page as part of our application process, hence why we were talking about GSOC08 in recent blog posts. With over 500 applications to Google, less than one third were able to be offered a spot this year. SilverStripe was one of the rare organisations involved in the past to be so directly related to a commercial company that backs it (MySQL being one of the few other options), and we were very lucky to be involved at all last year.

We would have enjoyed being picked again, and will be talking to them about how we can make involvement next year likely. However, the best thing is that Google has found a home for a thousand or so students to appreciate open source and a diverse combination of open source projects that can greatly benefit from their help. I've spread the word to lecturers and students at Auckland and Wellington universities about GSOC, and I really hope that some of them make the cut over coming days!

We got a real help through our involvement last year, and we're very thankful to Google and the students involved. Now that more people know about SilverStripe, we are now more able to stand on our own two feet, and I'm happy to see many open source projects involved in GSOC for the first time, as I really want to see the whole open source ecosystem flourish.

We can use the time that would have gone on GSOC student mentoring to other purposes (documentation, development), and look to other people and companies represented in this forum to help with their time. We're considering ways of funding payment of a few students this year, as we had done that prior to GSOC07.