[haiku] Re: Haiku accepted in Google Summer of Code 2009!

  • From: Salvatore Benedetto <emitrax@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 14:49:35 +0100

2009/3/19 Sean Healy <jalopeura@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> I have an idea for a project. I just returned to school this year after 8
> years in the work field. This is the first time I have been eligible to
> apply. I have a few questions.
> 1) This project would not get Haiku any closer to an alpha release. Is there
> a preference for projects that would help achieve that goal?

Not really.

> 2) I have 20 credit-hours of regular course work per week (= 15 hours class
> time) until mid-June, and another 75 credit hours of additional course work
> scattered sort of haphazardly around the calendar between now and the
> beginning of June. How much time have successful participants spent per week
> on a project?

GSoC is like a job. No more, no less. That being said, around 40 hours per week
are expected. But it also depends on how good you are.

> 3) I currently study outside the US, but I am a US citizen, my permanent
> address is in the US, and I will spend part of the summer there; probably
> more time there than in any other single country during the period from May
> 23-Aug 26. To put it another way, the US will be my official country of
> residence during most of the summer, even though at times I will be
> physically located in other countries. Am I eligible?

That, you shuold ask Google. But I don't think there should be any problem.

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

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