Google Summer of Code/Application 2010

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1. Describe your organization.
2. Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2009? What do you hope to gain by participating?
3. Did your organization participate in past GSoCs? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation.
  • Apertium participated in GSoC 2009. We finally got 9 slots, and 8 out of the 9 students selected succeeded.
The report we have in [1] is unfortunately incomplete
4. If your organization has not previously participated in GSoC, have you applied in the past? If so, for what year(s)?
  • n/a
5. What license(s) does your project use?
  • GNU GPL 2.0/3.0
6. What is the URL for your ideas page?
7. What is the main development mailing list for your organization?
8. What is the main IRC channel for your organization?
  • #apertium on
9. Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now.
  • We expect students to contact us using IRC or e-mail; we will make sure we get the following information from all applicants:
  • Name, e-mail address, and other information that may be useful for contact
  • Why is it you are interested in machine translation?
  • Why is it that you are interested in the Apertium project?
  • Which of the published tasks are you interested in? What do you plan to do?
  • Applicants should also include a one- or two-page proposal, including a title, reasons why Google and Apertium should sponsor it, a description of how and who it will benefit, and a detailed work plan including, if possible, a brief schedule with milestones and deliverables. Include time needed to think, to program, to document and to disseminate.
  • List your skills and give evidence of your qualifications. Tell us what is current field of study, major, etc.
  • Convince us that you can do the work. In particular we would like to know whether you have programmed before in open-source projects.
  • Please list any non-Summer-of-Code plans you have for the Summer, especially employment and class-taking. Be specific about schedules and time commitments. we would like to be sure you have at least 20 free hours a week to develop for our project.

10. Who will be your backup organization administrator?
  • Gema Ramírez Sánchez
11. What criteria did you use to select these individuals as mentors? Please be as specific as possible.
12. What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?
13. What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors?
14. What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program?
15. What will you do to ensure that your accepted students stick with the project after GSoC concludes?