OpenJDK or Adoption Group as an official Google Summer of Code organisation

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at
Wed Feb 5 10:37:34 PST 2014

On 05.02.2014 18:02, Martijn Verburg wrote:
 > Does anyone have expertise in the GSOC programme who could investigate
 > whether we can register as an official sponsor organisation?

 From looking at

it seems like a 'mentoring organization' would be a group of people 
running a project. The Adoption Group does not 'run' OpenJDK, so 
registering it wouldn't make sense. The only OpenJDK Group for which 
that description would make sense would be the OpenJDK Governing Board.

Considering that OpenJDK related [0] projects [1] have [2] been [3] a 
regular feature in that program in the past years, without OpenJDK as 
such participating as a mentoring organization, I don't think we would 
have to rush to register OpenJDK as a mentoring organization in light of 
the looming deadline in a little more than a week.

Instead, looking at the timeline at, it seems that 
this year's instance of the program was announced back in October.

Assuming that a similar program gets announced again this year in the 
autumn, and is supposed to start at about the same time next year, that 
would give this Group enough time to understand the requirements, 
expected time & resource commitment, and expected results, and then 
discuss and wrap up a proposal for the Governing Board to decide on for 

dalibor topic


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