[Owasp-leaders] Google Summer Of Code - limited places

psiinon psiinon at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 14:08:03 UTC 2012

I hope you are right Fabio :)

However on the official GSoC list some Google employees have been stating
that first time orgs only get a maximum of 2 places allocated.
But we can worry about that when we find out how many places we really get



On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:

> All,
> Just to clarify a bit more Simon's mail below we received so far 22
> proposals from students across the globe that are willing to
> participate in different OWASP projects through Google Summer of Code.
> As this is our first time participating in this programme, Google will
> not be provide funding for all of them and probably only a few will be
> accepted leaving several strong candidates outside this initiative.
> I believe Simon proposal is to "sponsor" some of these students by
> using OWASP funds. However, I think it is still too early to know how
> many student proposals will be accepted by Google. That decision will
> be made at the end of April and until then we shouldn't be much
> concerned about this. Once we know the final number of accepted
> students, and those potentially left out, we could then discuss if
> some OWASP funds could be allocated.
> I will keep you posted about the progress in the following weeks.
> Thanks,
> Fabio
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I know these is a separate GSoC list, but I really wanted to raise this
> on
> > the leaders list.
> > It looks like first time mentoring orgs only get at most 2 places, which
> is
> > a real problem for orgs like OWASP with multiple products.
> > A person on the GSoC mentors list mentioned that orgs could always add
> > student places themselves, ie not part of GSoC but obviously inspired by
> it.
> > Dont know about the other OWASP projects, but there have been a load of
> > really strong proposals for ZAP.
> > I'd hate not to get any of them, eg if OWASP was just allocated 1 place
> and
> > that didnt go to ZAP.
> > If we are very limited in the number of places, if there an potential
> for us
> > to still employ some of the students, eg out of project or central funds?
> > I realise there will be a load of complications, which is why I wanted to
> > raise it on the leaders list.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Simon
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