Salvatore Benedetto schrieb:
I strongly suggest that this year we totally avoid private communication between students and mentors. We should persuade students to use our gsoc mailing list for many reasons. First of all, if the mentor, or the student, does not make a status update, no one will know what's going on, and it will look like everything is dead (like last year). Second of all, if the student use the mailing list to ask questions, other mentors or developers currently available, or even other students, can reply faster then the mentor, who might be currently unavailable. And last but not least, problems and solutions can be discussed among students and developers.
IMHO having both, the list and private comm, is just fine. We should just be more strict about timely status reports. Following communication also means investing more time, so having a large chunk of communication in the private between mentor and student means more time for other things for everybody else.
Best regards, -Stephan