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

On Wed, 2007-04-25 at 11:12 -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> 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
> universities.

Yeah, I understand that.  I think also that many of the universities
would prefer to see a brand behind their projects.  They'd prefer to say
that they have a project from Novell/Redhat/Intel/etc. -- names that
they can then market to people looking at schools.  Yes, they want names
the parents know -- which means you need a stock symbol ;)

I don't want to convey the message that all is lost, I just want those
who try to expect a little difficulty for that reason.  I know that a
main reason I was initially successful is that I knew the professors
involved.  I've looked at trying to talk to some other unis that are
local to me (physically) and wasn't taken seriously.

So, I think if the GNOME foundation were to have a "program" that might
add some legitimacy to the proposals.  And it's probably easier than
finding jobs for everyone at companies working on GNOME ;)


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