<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=windows-1252"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class="">Tobias,<div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">I donít believe we lack in any particular areas.. the proposal was exactly the same as previous years.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">The reasoning provided to Mozilla sums it up quite well.. </div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class=""><a href="http://blog.queze.net/post/2015/03/03/Mozilla-not-accepted-for-Google-Summer-of-Code-2015" class="">http://blog.queze.net/post/2015/03/03/Mozilla-not-accepted-for-Google-Summer-of-Code-2015</a></div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">Some orgs could survive without Google support for a year.. while others depending on it. So I think this year Google decided to leave out the big players like Linux, Tor, Mozilla, OWASP and give those slots to smaller organisations.</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">Fabio</div><div class=""><br class=""><div><blockquote type="cite" class=""><div class="">On 3 Mar 2015, at 14:01, Tobias <<a href="mailto:tobias.gondrom@owasp.org" class="">tobias.gondrom@owasp.org</a>> wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><div class="">
  
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Hi all, <br class="">
      it would be good if we could find out why we were not selected. <br class="">
      E.g. did Google provide any feedback on their decision? Did they
      find OWASP lacking in any areas?<br class="">
      Thanks, Tobias<br class="">
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      On 03/03/15 20:55, Fabio Cerullo wrote:<br class="">
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      <div dir="ltr" class="">Noreen,
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          Thanks for your message. We are in discussions with previous
          GSOC mentors to come up with a plan for this year. I believe a
          message out to the community is in order through the OWASP
          blog. Could you please draft something and me/Kostas could
          review it before going live?</div>
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          Fabio</div>
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        <div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:49 PM, Noreen
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              <div class="">We didn't get selected this year for GSoC. A few
                people on Twitter tweeted about it. May want to have
                some kind of response. Linux Foundation and Mozilla also
                did not make the cut so we are in good company...</div>
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              <div class="">There are some ideas floating around on the leader
                list of alternatives we could be doing. Maybe we can say
                something to the effect that we didn't make the cut but
                with so many great ideas we are working on a plan for a
                similar effort for students this summer?<span class="HOEnZb"><font color="#888888" class=""><br class="">
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