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Re: GNU participation in GSoC 2012

From: Janek Warchoł
Subject: Re: GNU participation in GSoC 2012
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:50:01 +0100

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 7:42 PM, Micah Cowan <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 03/05/2012 11:52 PM, Janek Warchoł wrote:
>> Did i understand correctly that LilyPond can try applying
>> individually, and if on March 16 we won't be listed in accepted
>> projects, you'd "add us to your umbrella" (list our projects on your
>> Ideas List, etc) THIS year?
> This has been standard practice for some groups.
> Provided that GNU applies and is accepted at GSoC, there is no
> contingency as to what other groups might fall under the GNU umbrella.
> So often GNU projects will apply separately, and then if they are
> refused, they still move forward, with GNU as the umbrella org.
> The GSoC admins specifically look at things such as whether a project
> could reasonably fall under an umbrella org, among other things. My gut
> feeling based on past years is that LilyPond is unlikely to be accepted
> as a separate org - but there is zero harm in trying (other than the
> time it takes to apply), and definite advantages if you were accepted
> (such as getting guaranteed slots - GNU has to divvy them out, and
> manage dual-acceptance conflicts, and invariably people are unhappy with
> some aspect of how both are done - and it is possible that the number of
> slots won't match the number of projects). So yes: apply, see what the
> result is, and if LilyPond doesn't make the cut as its own org, it will
> be welcomed under the GNU umbrella org (again, assuming GNU itself makes
> the cut, though there's enough precedence for that to feel at least some
> degree of confidence ;) ).

Wonderful!  I understand that i should remove LlilyPond from GNU's
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