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Subject: Re: GSoC projects: Relocatable plugins or buflib in core

Re: GSoC projects: Relocatable plugins or buflib in core

From: Alex Parker <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:34:15 +0200

On 29 March 2011 11:06, Thomas Martitz <
> wrote:

> On 29.03.2011 10:58, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> And I really cant see you leaving if you didnt get the
> spot. Also think of it like this, if you think you'll have time to
> acts as student why not act as a mentor? You get the tshirt **and** help
> out the new blood.
> The student side is the more fun side because it involves coding :) But of
> course, the money is also a factor.
> Best regards.

There are two sides to weigh up - new blood vs. more confidence in both the
ability and commitment of the student. This isn't a straightforward
decision IMO, it depends on the application and skills and community
interaction of the existing + new students. All else being equal it'd be
great to get new people in, not only to Rockbox but to open source coding in
general. However, I would still strongly encourage you to apply, you never
know what is going to happen :)

On 29.03.2011 10:58, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
"If money is the only reason to not code something then I'm not sure thats
something we would want in the community anyway."

The advantage of paying someone (new or exisiting) is that they can work
full time on Rockbox. While I don't expect Thomas (or any other existing
member) to disappear if they don't get paid, they are clearly going to spend
more time coding if they are being paid for it than if it is just an after
work hobby.

Received on 2011-03-29

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