[tug-summer-of-code] Doing something useful, now we've been rejected

J.Fine J.Fine at open.ac.uk
Thu Mar 19 18:03:59 CET 2009

Was: RE: [tug-summer-of-code] TUG application rejected

Arthur wrote:

>   I'm sorry to announce that TUG's application to Google Summer of
> has been rejected; TUG will not participate in GSoC this year.  Google
> has not given any reason for that, but I understand that they had a
> of applications, and they can't accept them all.
>   I hope this won't be too much of a disappointment, and see you next
> year!

Here's the URL for Google's announcement:

Thank you, Arthur and Karl, for the effort you've put in to TUG's
application for the Google Summer of Code.

There are useful things we can do this year.  For example, in 2007
Scribus (who are mentoring this year), worked on LaTeX integration into
Scribus.  So students who wish to do a TeX related project this year
might be able to with a different mentoring organisation.

I've had a quick look at the list of accepted organisations
and the following are possibilities:

AbiWord:    http://www.abisource.com/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2009


WordPress:  http://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC2009

Pidgin:  http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/FutureSOCProjects

Scribus Team: http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/GSoC_2009_Ideas

In each case the project could be the integration of TeX/LaTeX into the
respective software, to render mathematics.

I think it would also help to look at these organisations (and others)
to get some sense as to why they were accepted and we were not.  I hope
we can do better next year.


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