[Owasp-leaders] Google summer of code applications and chances to be selected

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou Konstantinos at owasp.org
Tue Feb 9 12:00:03 UTC 2016


We could always apply as an umbrella org but we haven't done so since it
would create an administrative overhead for project leaders. I agree that
there are advantages but I don't think we are that big of an organization.

By the way we are already working with Claudia on the application.

Kostas


On Tuesday, 9 February 2016, johanna curiel curiel <johanna.curiel at owasp.org>
wrote:

> It seems that in order to apply a submission to Gsoc, you dont need to
> do It under owasp, but project based . You can define that you fall under
> owasp as organization umbrella.
>
> An organisation under gsoc does not have to be an existing org registered
> but an open source project acting as a mentoring organisation
>
> https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/faq
> What are the eligibility requirements for a mentoring organisation? To be
> eligible to participate as a mentoring organization, you must be a group
> running an active free/open source software project, e.g. BRL-CAD
> <http://brlcad.org/>*. The project does not need to be a legally
> incorporated entity. Mentoring organizations *must have *already* produced
> and released software under an Open Source Initiative approved license
> <http://www.opensource.org/licenses> and have at least two contributors
> to serve as organization administrators and/or mentors for the entire
> program in order to participate in the program.
>
> In addition, if owasp wants to have more chances to be selected, it needs
> to work with enough anticipation on the project ideas page and at
> recruiting students all year long before even the deadline is announced
>
> As an individual project, you as project leader can do so.
>
> http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCMentoring/defining-a-project/
>
> Your goal for GSoC is to generate a list of project ideas that capture the
> development needs of your organization, attract the interest of students,
> and help you get things done. This is often done as a community effort that
> involves as many potential mentors as possible, helps create buy-in from
> these mentors, and gives a broad range of perspectives on organizational
> needs.* Creating your list of project ideas should also be part of an
> ongoing long-term strategy, rather than a rushed act to meet the
> application deadline. Many organizations maintain such project lists
> year-round*.
>
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