Google Summer of Code 2010: Get money for working on MacPorts

Scott Haneda talklists at
Tue Mar 30 12:00:56 PDT 2010

On Mar 30, 2010, at 9:57 AM, Rainer Müller <raimue at> wrote:

> Hello,
> we are now accepting applications from students!
> You can visit
> to apply now.

Looking over the suggested list of projects, I wanted to say, this is  
an awesome idea. It certainly will help MacPorts with some needed  
maintenance, features, or hopefully, totally out of the box features.

I was curious, what was the outcome of last years gsoc with regard to  
MacPorts? What was done, how many total students were approved?

I believe it was on the WordPress blog I read that there is a 5000.00  
prize. Are most students shooting for that, meaning they are going to  
hit more high profile projects like WordPress?

Personally, I would find MacPorts a funner entry, but if I were solely  
motivated by the prize money, I'd go high profile; which happens to be  
a bit easier IMHO since WordPress is going to be nearly all php or UI/ 

Then again, php and tcl aren't *that* far apart if you know one or the  
other. I imagine any CS students hurdle to simply be syntactical.

Thanks if anyone remembers how last year went down. I could find  
anything with a quick google.

Scott * If you contact me off list replace talklists@ with scott@ *  
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