[pypy-svn] r28994 - pypy/extradoc/soc-2006
lene at codespeak.net
lene at codespeak.net
Tue Jun 20 14:44:50 CEST 2006
Date: Tue Jun 20 14:44:49 2006
New Revision: 28994
a suggestion for a formal model of handling the soc/sopypy
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+Summer of PyPy - model (draft)
+As discussed at the PyPy review meeting in January 2006, the
+PyPy project has been looking for more easy ways to enable and
+foster contributions from the open source community. The
+original model of including individuals as Physical Persons
+has proved to be too heavy. Instead, we want to establish a
+structure reminiscent to Googles "Summer of Code": mentoring
+and funding students contributing to the project.
+The consortium feels very positive about involving more
+students. Experiences from 2005 showed that we got good
+contributions from Summer of Code contributors, namely Niklaus
+Haldimann and Carl Friedrich Bolz who are still actively
+involved in the project and have become valuable members.
+Starting with April 2006 the project has already been participating
+in Google's "Summer of Code" campaign and got three participants
+who are working on interesting PyPy aspects: higher level backends
+extension modules (related to our new Workpackage 3 approach), thereby
+also validating the architecture and implementation of PyPy.
+Additionally we had more good proposals (than the three
+accepted) which make us believe that going for a more pypy-specific
+funding and mentoring model will increase benefits for the
+Accepted students shall be able to attend sprints, the PyPy
+work meetings, in order to contribute and receive mentoring
+Here is the proposed work flow for the Summer of PyPy model:
+- Students can send PyPy related proposals to
+ the Technical Board at any time.
+ The proposals must include a technical exposé and
+ an anticipated time frame for completion of the work.
+- The TB accepts proposals and assigns mentor(s) to
+ the students, thereby also allowing for reimbursements
+ of those students for their sprint/work meeting participance
+ during the project's actual time frame.
+- The travel reimbursement will be:
+ - travels: actual costs, proven by bills and tickets.
+ - per diem rates for accomodation: 80 Euro
+ accomodation per diem will not be granted for overnight
+ trains, ferries, etc.
+ - per diem rates for food: 40 Euro
+ sidenote regarding VAT:
+ Any VAT included in the travel receipts is NOT reimbursed to the students
+ by HHU because it cannot account for VAT. Likely this will not be a
+ huge problem, as only very few travel bills include VAT at all
+ (national train/bus tickets, mostly)
+- In case the student does not deliver proper results
+ the Mentor informs the Technical Board which can terminate the
+ student's involvement at any time.
+- The Technical Board may also grant prolongations and extensions of one
+ student's work along with further sprint attendance funding
+ in case the student's work proves being worthwhile to be
+- Travel reimbursement will be taken from the budget for the use
+ of Individuals contributing to the project (Until now: Physical partners),
+ which is allocated to HHU.
+- HHU will account for the Summer of PyPy funding and
+ report it in their cost statement. Merlinux is on HHU's behalf
+ going to take care for communication with the students, collecting
+ travel bills and calculating per diems for the students and eventually
+ send HHU lists and vouchers usable for their accounting and for
+ reimbursing the students expenses. merlinux is to take care that
+ the budget is not exceeded overall and will invoice for the overall
+ administrative work to HHU (should be well covered
+ within the 20% flat overheads costs).
+The consortium agrees on all of the following points:
+* The technical board can accept a PyPy related work proposal
+ from any applying student who will then get an assigned dedicated
+ mentor and reimbursement for sprint attendances under
+ the following terms:
+ - travel, full reimbursement based on provided receipts
+ - accomodation per-diems: 80 Euro per day
+ - food per-diems: 40 Euros per day.
+ Both the technical board and HHU have the
+ right to a-priori reject funding for particular sprint
+ attendances in order to ensure effective spending of
+ the budget for the purposes of the project.
+* allocate 30.000 Euro to HHU for funding the
+ sprint participances of accepted students. This budget
+ is taken from the previous allocation for "Physical
+ Persons" and should be considered as part of
+ the Work Package 14 (Dissemination).
+* HHU can account for travels of accepted students
+ from 1st June 2006 on. The already accepted proposals from
+ Antonio Cuni, Lawrence Oluyede, Maciek Fijalkowski and Valentino
+ Volonghi can already get reimbursements for their sprint
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