[haiku] Thank you : Google Summer of Code 2009 Applicants

  • From: Matt Madia <mattmadia@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 15:33:57 -0400

On behalf of Haiku and our mentors,  I would like to thank everyone
who has submitted an application proposal.  Over the past days, we
have enjoyed reading through many of the applications as well as
engaging with you the students through our mailing lists and IRC
channel.  Many bright minds have taken the time and effort to create
exceptional proposals.

On April 20th, Google will be announcing the list of accepted student
proposals.  However, we can say that without a doubt the majority of
applicants can not be accommodated by Haiku this year.  This is a
direct result of having a limited amount of mentors.  I truly wish we
had the manpower to accept the majority of proposals.

At this point, any students who have yet to resolve an issue in our
bug-tracker are strongly encouraged to do so.  The following URL will
direct you to a list of all issues marked "easy" [1].  You can choose
to resolve *any* issue, it does not need to be related to your project
nor complex.  The purpose for this suggestion is to ensure a minimal
level of exposure to Haiku and the related technologies used for

As a final note, you are encouraged to actively engage yourselves in
our community.  This may for example happen by continuing to discuss
proposals, doing more research and trying to get feedback on it, or by
looking at fixing some more tickets.

The point we are trying to convey is this:  Even though you are unable
to directly improve your application,  you can still influence our
decision process by displaying your continuing involvement.

Any initiatives that are not easily observable, should be listed as
comments on your application.  This will ensure that we, the mentors
are aware of your efforts.

Thank you all,
Matt Madia

[1] http://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/EasyTasks

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