Re: Towards more collaboration between the academic world and the GNOME community

On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 17:51 -0700, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-04-25 at 01:05 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > So, how do we make this happen? A few key people will be needed to lead
> > this effort. We'll create a mailing list, which will be used to discuss
> > how we can improve such collaborations, but which will also serve as an
> > entry point for researchers who want to work with GNOME. We'll need to
> > be open about proposals coming from researchers and as helpful as
> > possible. One of the first steps will also be to find people in
> > universities and labs who could be interested in collaborating with us.
> I'm not in the academic world, but what I've had good success with is
> sponsoring Senior Projects for CS majors.  I've been sponsoring projects
> that are open source, mostly Inkscape and SVG related.  It seems that
> most CS programs want "real" projects for their graduates (great things
> to talk about in interviews) and OS makes them better.  I would see no
> reason that GNOME couldn't sponsor some.

Some years back, we had somebody work on our documentation
to fulfill the internship requirement for her communications
degree.  There were some bumps, but on the whole I think it
was a good experience for both her and us.

I would love to see us pursue this, but I don't really have
the resources (or time) to be in communication with all the


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