Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of GSoC/Application


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    2121GNU General Public License (GPL) 
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    23 '''Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2012? What do you hope to gain by participating?''' 
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    25 While we are already collaborating globally with other institutions and while Orange is open source from the very beginning we have never really managed to build a real open source community around the project. This year we have decided that we should work more actively towards this and we see GSoC as a great motivation and initiative to open our development and start building global community of independent contributors around Orange. It is also an opportunity for us to gain experience how to organize necessary environment for community participation and also reach to possible interested participants. And of course, to slowly show ourselves on the map of open source projects and communities. 
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    27 On the other hand, we have much experience with working with students as we are also an educational institution at university level so we believe we can give much to possible students, ranging from knowledge and experience in data mining and machine learning to programming, algorithms, software development in general. We also hope that maybe we can find some students which would be interested in this fields also after the GSoC, possibly also into research. 
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    29 And of course, we have some smaller but still interesting ideas we have not had the time to get to, but would make Orange even more powerful and easier to use at the same time. We also hope to integrate some social dimensions into Orange itself, inviting users to share and participate in knowledge exchange and in this way improve collaboration in general in the field of data mining and machine learning. 
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    31 '''If accepted, would this be your first year participating in GSoC?''' 
    32  
    33 No. 
    34  
    35 '''Did your organization participate in past GSoCs? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation.''' 
    36  
    37 We did participate in GSoC in 2006 under Python Software Foundation but our project sadly did not get any student at the end. In 2011 we successfully applied and participated as a new (smaller) project. 
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    39 '''If your organization participated in past GSoCs, please let us know the ratio of students passing to students allocated, e.g. 2006: 3/6 for 3 out of 6 students passed in 2006.''' 
    40  
    41 We have participated for the first time in 2011, got allocated 2 slots, asked for increase to 3 because we really had very good applications and got 3 -- which proved great because all students were really good and active and successfully contributed to the project. 
    42  
    43 So: 
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    45 2011: 3/3 
    46  
    4723'''What is the URL for your ideas page?''' 
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    4925[http://orange.biolab.si/trac/wiki/GSoC/Ideas] 
    5026 
    51 '''What is the main development mailing list for your organization? This question will be shown to students who would like to get more information about applying to your organization for GSoC 2012. If your organization uses more than one list, please make sure to include a description of the list so students know which to use.''' 
     27'''What is the main IRC channel for your organization?''' 
     28 
     29We have a public Skype chat for development where we hang around: 
     30 
     31[http://orange.biolab.si/trac/wiki/Skype] 
     32 
     33'''What is the main development mailing list for your organization?''' 
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    5335We use forum, wiki and ticketing system for our development. Forum (for general question and discussions) is accessible at: 
     
    5941[http://orange.biolab.si/trac/] 
    6042 
    61 Until now most of development was mostly internal in our laboratory so not all information about the development is available in those tools, but we are trying to improve as we are opening Orange to a global community. 
     43'''Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2012? What do you hope to gain by participating?''' 
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    63 '''What is the main IRC channel for your organization?''' 
     45While we are already collaborating globally with other institutions and while Orange is open source from the very beginning we have never really managed to build a real open source community around the project. This year we have decided that we should work more actively towards this and we see GSoC as a great motivation and initiative to open our development and start building global community of independent contributors around Orange. It is also an opportunity for us to gain experience how to organize necessary environment for community participation and also reach to possible interested participants. And of course, to slowly show ourselves on the map of open source projects and communities. 
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    65 We have a public Skype chat for development where we hang around: 
     47On the other hand, we have much experience with working with students as we are also an educational institution at university level so we believe we can give much to possible students, ranging from knowledge and experience in data mining and machine learning to programming, algorithms, software development in general. We also hope that maybe we can find some students which would be interested in this fields also after the GSoC, possibly also into research. 
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    67 [http://orange.biolab.si/trac/wiki/Skype] 
     49And of course, we have some smaller but still interesting ideas we have not had the time to get to, but would make Orange even more powerful and easier to use at the same time. We also hope to integrate some social dimensions into Orange itself, inviting users to share and participate in knowledge exchange and in this way improve collaboration in general in the field of data mining and machine learning. 
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    69 '''Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now. Please note that it is a very good idea to ask students to provide you with their contact information as part of your template. Their contact details will not be shared with you automatically via the GSoC 2012 site.''' 
     51We really like the idea of encouraging students to work on open source and promote open source values. Also, we hope very much to be able to open our project to a wider and global community with Google's help and would like to thank you in advance for such opportunity, if you decide favorably and accept us into the program. 
     52 
     53'''Did your organization participate in past Google Summer of Codes? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation.''' 
     54 
     55We did participate in GSoC in 2006 under Python Software Foundation but our project sadly did not get any student at the end. In 2011 we successfully applied and participated as a new (smaller) project and had a great experience with the program, learned a lot, and also participated in Google Summer of Code mentor summit. In 2011, we got allocated 2 slots, asked for increase to 3 because we really had very good applications and got 3 slots at the end -- which proved great because all students were really good and active and successfully contributed to the project. So we had 3 of 3 really successful students. 
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     57'''Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now.''' 
    7058 
    7159''[wiki:GSoC/Template Template].'' 
     
    9583We hope we will become an active and wide community where many participants from all around the globe will like to contribute and exchange knowledge and ideas and learn this way. 
    9684 
    97 '''If you are a small or new organization applying to GSoC, please list a larger, established GSoC organization or a Googler that can vouch for you here.''' 
     85'''Are you a new organization who has a Googler or other organization to vouch for you? If so, please list their name(s) here.''' 
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    9987Python Software Foundation does probably not remember us anymore from 2006 when we have participated together in GSoC. You could probably check out with our alumni Ziga Mahkovec, who currently works at Google, that we are a valid faculty/university and that we do great stuff at our laboratory ([http://www.biolab.si/]) with Orange being probably the largest open source project in Slovenia. 
     
    10391[https://www.ohloh.net/p/orange] 
    10492 
    105 '''If you are a large organization who is vouching for a small organization applying to GSoC for their first time this year, please list their name and why you think they'd be good candidates for GSoC here:''' 
     93'''Are you an established or larger organization who would like to vouch for a new organization applying this year? If so, please list their name(s) here.''' 
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    10795N/A. 
    108  
    109 '''Anything else you'd like to tell us?''' 
    110  
    111 We really like the idea of encouraging students to work on open source and promote open source values. Also, we hope very much to be able to open our project to a wider and global community with Google's help and would like to thank you in advance for such opportunity, if you decide favorably and accept us into the program.