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  • #11
    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
    Something like 90% of the projects were successful, i believe. Now whether or not those projects were useful or not, is another question.
    It depends what you call successful. Getting practical programming experience, then yes 90% are successful. Code amounting to something useful however would be hovering around 10% or lower.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by mattst88 View Post
      Absolute bullshit.

      http://code.google.com/p/google-summ...gramStatistics

      The lowest completion rate ever was 80%. Last year it was 89%.

      Could you really not be bothered to do a 15 second search?
      It's not BS at all, that is mearly a reflection of the number of students that successfully completed their assignment. Even Chris DiBona says that the number of projects that continue to develop after that GSoC is < 30%.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by deanjo View Post
        It depends what you call successful. Getting practical programming experience, then yes 90% are successful. Code amounting to something useful however would be hovering around 10% or lower.
        Come on. Where are you getting these numbers?

        People on these forums just bitch and moan when free software developers aren't doing what they think they should be doing.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by deanjo View Post
          Even Chris DiBona says that the number of projects that continue to develop after that GSoC is < 30%.
          Why is this a good way of measuring usefulness or success of a project?

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          • #15
            Originally posted by mattst88 View Post
            Why is this a good way of measuring usefulness or success of a project?
            Why? Because if the code is not continuing development it becomes quickly outdated and useless in the open source world causing others to duplicate the effort later on.

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            • #16
              It's a bit much to expect continued maintenance far beyond the agreed period of a summer, isn't it?

              If the code is merged to the project, it's usually the project's responsibility from that point on.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by curaga View Post
                It's a bit much to expect continued maintenance far beyond the agreed period of a summer, isn't it?

                If the code is merged to the project, it's usually the project's responsibility from that point on.
                It isn't too much to expect. Stuff gets turfed from the kernel for example if it is not maintained.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                  It isn't too much to expect. Stuff gets turfed from the kernel for example if it is not maintained.
                  To expect? GSoC participants are students. That means for most of the year they're busy doing school work. You expect students to be on the hook for continued development of their summer work?

                  Where's your code, anyway? What free software projects are you working on that we should expect to see progress on?

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by mattst88 View Post
                    To expect? GSoC participants are students. That means for most of the year they're busy doing school work. You expect students to be on the hook for continued development of their summer work?

                    Where's your code, anyway? What free software projects are you working on that we should expect to see progress on?
                    My code goes PD as is.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                      My code goes PD as is.
                      Fine, but where is it? It always seems to me it's those without a record of work in free software that are the loudest in demanding that others do something.

                      You didn't comment about expecting students to continue work during the school year.

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