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

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou Konstantinos at owasp.org
Tue Feb 9 12:34:06 UTC 2016

I agree that all projects should have an Ideas page that should reflect
their roadmap and vision regardless if we participate in GSoC or not.
I don't believe that being an umbrella organization will result in getting
more slots overall. Each organization that falls under an umbrella org
usually gets 1-2 slots.
In the way that we run GSoC until today we have the capability to assign
more slots to an active project if everyone agrees.


On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 2:06 PM, johanna curiel curiel <
johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:

> >>We could always apply as an umbrella org but we haven't done so since it
> would create an administrative overhead for project leaders.
> It depends how you see it.
> IMHO, A well organised project as ZAP can do it individually and will have
> less hassle to share and go through the 'slot' discussion.
> As you know, Google provides limited slots and this has always has been a
> source of discussions among project leaders of which projects and how many
> slots should each project get
> I think that if projects self-organise making their own submissions, then
> there will be no discussions how many slots will be divided between the
> projects if OWASP gets selected as organisation. If that project gets
> selected, then he will manage the program itself, as much of the works is
> set on mentors.
> Also, having a good project idea page per project will allow that project
> has better chances to be selected by Google.
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou <
> Konstantinos at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 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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