<html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></head><body dir="auto"><div>Here's a start on a writeup, with thanks to Paul for his thoughts:</div><div><br></div><div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">So OWASP was not selected for Google Summer of Code. Neither was Mozilla or Tor or the Linux Foundation. This isn't a huge blow for OWASP, since even though is is a valuable grant, it represents less than 5% of Community funding. If anything it is a blow to students and the public who would have benefited from they publicity and reach of these global mentoring organization.</span></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">But we don't have to leave it at that. OWASP projects & innovation will continue with our University Challenge program at AppSecEU and the Project Summit which will also focus on new project ideas. Students around the world are eager to participate in and learn from OWASP activities. Our own Manila chapter has attracted a student crowd of 900+ people. We have more events coming up (FABIO: what else? I know Cluj is doing some kind of student oriented event and what other things are planned for students for LATAM and other upcoming tours?)</span></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></div><div>Look at all these great ideas:</div><div><a href="https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2015_Ideas">https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2015_Ideas</a></div><div><br></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">History of GSOC @ OWASP - (need content here from leaders, why GSoC is important, something about OWASP mentors developing new AppSec leaders...)</span></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Find out how you can get involved with OWASP by reviewing our global projects or a local chapter near you.</span></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Projects: </span><a href="https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project">https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project</a></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Chapters: </span><a href="https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Chapter">https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Chapter</a></div><div><br></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></div><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></div><br><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Noreen Whysel<br></span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0); font-size: 13pt;">Community Manager</span><div><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">OWASP Foundation</span></div></div><div><br>On Mar 3, 2015, at 10:45 AM, Tobias <<a href="mailto:tobias.gondrom@owasp.org">tobias.gondrom@owasp.org</a>> wrote:<br><br></div><blockquote type="cite"><div>
  
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      thanks a lot for this answer and info. <br>
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      That is an acceptable reason, though IMHO it would have been nice
      from Google to state such criteria before our team made the effort
      of preparing and submitting. <br>
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      Still good to know. <br>
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      @Fabio: could you (or another member of the GSoC team) maybe write
      a blog post about this for our OWASP blog? <br>
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      And a small question, just a thought: Should we as OWASP maybe
      hold our own SoC this year, using some OWASP funding budget for it
      (even thought surely much lower than what Google has)? <br>
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      What do you think? <br>
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      Best regards, Tobias<br>
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      On 03/03/15 22:10, Fabio Cerullo wrote:<br>
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      <div class="">I don’t believe we lack in any particular areas..
        the proposal was exactly the same as previous years.</div>
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      <div class="">The reasoning provided to Mozilla sums it up quite
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      <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>
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                  it would be good if we could find out why we were not
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                  E.g. did Google provide any feedback on their
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                  On 03/03/15 20:55, Fabio Cerullo wrote:<br class="">
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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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                    <div class="">Regards,</div>
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                    <div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at
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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 class="" color="#888888"><br class="">
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