Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects. To participate, FUDforum first needs to apply to be accepted as a mentoring organization.
Please help us to answer the following questions:
FUDforum (Fast Uncompromising Discussion Forum) is a free and open source web discussion forum released under the GPL (version 2) license that is written in PHP and can be used on virtually any operating system. FUDforum combines an extensive feature set while maintaining the ability to generate forum web pages extremely fast. The forum includes i18n and templating support allowing for a complete customization of its output as well as a very capable group based permission system. FUDforum can also act as a Mailing List Manager, USENET newsreader and even an XML Feed Aggregator (all bidirectional). This will allow you to build an instant community and consolidate all your messages into a single system. Another interesting angle is a scaled down version, called FUDforum2Go, that can run from a CD-ROM or USB stick. For more info, please visit our wiki at http://cvs.prohost.org/
GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2.
We hope to grow our developer base as we generally get more requests for new features than what the current developers can deliver. This will in turn create better versions of the FUDforum software and bring new and exciting features to our user base. Besides, we are eager to meet new talent, introduce them to the community, and show them that FOSS development, although hard work, can be fun and extremely rewarding.
No, fudforum.org did not participate in past GSoCs.
No, this is the first time we apply.
Note: The development of FUDforum is discussed on its support forum at fudform.org and not on the above mailing list. Users can subscribe to any particular forum on fudforum.org to receive E-mail notifications of posts. This list (currently empty) was created to make it easier to get hold of FUDforum staff.
#fudforum on irc.freenode.net
Yes, it's available at: http://cvs.prohost.org/index.php/GSoC_Student_Application
Selection was based solely on fact that a developer or experienced user volunteered to act as a mentor. All mentors are trusted and long standing contributors and they all have great knowledge of FUDforum's code base.
We will try to select students that are unlikely to disappear; schedule regular follow-ups between students and mentors; try to keep them motivated; and ask students to provide regular progress updates to the community.
The administrator will regularly check with mentors to ensure that projects are making progress. We will not only select reliable and committed mentors, but also ensure that we have mentors on stand-by in case we need a replacement.
We will try our best to make the students feel welcome and appreciated and ensure that they publicly receive credit for their work. We will also organize regular feedback meetings on IRC and/or encourage students to provide feedback on the support forum or wiki (depending on their preference).
We will provide continued mentoring to students, even after the program concluded. In addition, we will try to keep in contact and encourage students to use the software in their own projects.
One of the following users:
We would very much like to participate and trust that you will favourably consider our application. We are looking forward to being part of GSoC 2010!