[haiku] Re: [GSoC]: who is willing to mentor this year?

  • From: Salvatore Benedetto <emitrax@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 16:39:44 +0100

2009/3/9 Stephan Aßmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>:
> 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.

We had both in the last two years, and you can see how it ended up. Going public
doesn't ncessarily mean you have to follow the discussion. It only
means, that if you
want, you can either follow and/or help.

Salvatore Benedetto (a.k.a. emitrax)
Student of Computer Engineer
University of Pisa

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