call for advertising: google summer of code 2008

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Wed Mar 5 06:20:20 CET 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 11:19:45PM -0500, Erik Harrison wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> >  As some of you already know, I'm in the process of applying to Google's
> >  Summer of Code as a mentoring organisation.  Xfce applied in 2006, but
> >  wasn't accepted.  I don't really know why, but hopefully this year we
> >  can do a bit better.  To that end, I've created a few pages on our wiki,
> >  and people have been working on them for the past couple weeks:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >  Now, we won't know if we've been accepted into the program until March
> >  17th.  However, I'd like to generate some interest for our participation
> >  in the program; in particular, I'd like to get some names on that
> >  'students' wiki page.
> >
> >  So, if you don't mind, if you have a blog, or some other means of
> >  publishing to a group of people (via means other than spam, of course),
> >  could you please do a little advertising for us?  Just point out that
> >  we're applying to the program, we're looking for student participants,
> >  and give a link to our wiki page (the main 'ideas' page).
> >
> I no longer hang out on the Xubuntu mailing lists, but if someone
> around here does perhaps this info could be forwarded on? I remember
> the early days of the list being full of people asking for
> enhancements or changes to the core desktop, I imagine there would be
> a lot of interest. Similar for any other substantial distribution that
> uses Xfce as the default desktop.

Yeah, and the Ubuntu folk is mainly young, so I bet there can be
students interested.


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