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Subject: Re: GSoC 2011 unionfs Project Idea

Re: GSoC 2011 unionfs Project Idea

From: Frank Gevaerts <frank_at_gevaerts.be>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:43:04 +0100

> IT could be anyone really. The way rockbox development works means the
> mentor is really only something to keep google happen.

I have to disagree with that. While indeed we don't necessarily see the
mentor as the primary *technical* contact, the mentor's role is a *lot*
more than "keep google happy". The mentor has to help the students find
the right people to talk to about these technical topics, mediate in
case of conflict, tell the student when to care and especially when
*not* to care in case of harsh discussions (a.k.a. flamewars), encourage
the student when things don't go well, and so on.

In general, I feel that the mentor should be a good match for the *student*
rather than the project.

Frank

-- 
"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan
Received on 2011-03-12

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