This is the Application Template for GSoC2009
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask questions on the WordPress Google Summer of Code 2009 group list at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can contact me, Lloyd Budd, directly at (email@example.com).
Please include the following headers and information
Please first document you proposal on a WordPress powered blog, and include a link here in your application.
If its from our list, a popular ideas submitted by members of the WordPress community or something you've come up with, propose the project here. Please be as detailed as possible.
Include any work or research on this project you have already done. Sharing the project idea on the wp-hackers mailing list is a good idea.
As a community, we are really focused on ship early, ship often, but also ship when it is ready. It is important to tell us if the software you will be working on is meant to exist as a plugin or included in the core of WordPress. We are committed to keeping core a non-frills experience, so it is important that a project for core is coordinated with our most experienced and dedicated developers.
Also, consider what challenges or risks there are to the project not being as successful as planned.
What are the milestones and deliverables for your project?
If accepted you will later work with your mentor to have a very specific commitment on about what will be required for full student payment at the half way mark and the end. This will help limit disappointment of both mentors and students.
Do you have any other commitments during this time?
If experience exists, in any form, even a few bug reports or some tiny 2 line patch to something obscure, tell us!
Anything relevant to the project, or a career related to blogging or software development. If you've bagged groceries, its probably not too relevant, but it shows that you can work in a colloborative environment!
What you're studying in university/college that is relevant, how you're doing in your program, etc.
Tell us why you choice to apply with us.
That is everything. Thanks for applying!
Largely borrowed from http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/SummerOfCode/ApplicationTemplate
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