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About Your Organization
What is your Organization's Name?
What is your Organization's Homepage?
Describe your organization.
We're creating phpMyAdmin, a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. It supports most MySQL features and is very widely used by hosting providers.
Why is your organization applying to participate in GSoC 2008? What do you hope to gain by participating?
We would like to attract more developers to our team and GSoC provides a great opportunity for this. Also our next major release 3.0 is getting closer and now it is right time to make bigger changes and improvements.
Did your organization participate in previous GSoC years? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and failures of your student projects. (optional)
No, we did not yet participate.
If your organization has not previously participated in GSoC, have you applied in the past? If so, for what year(s)? (optional)
We have not applied in the past.
What license does your project use?
GNU GPL version 2.
URL for your ideas page
What is the main development mailing list for your organization?
Where is the main IRC channel for your organization?
Channel #phpmyadmin on FreeNode
Does your organization have an application template you would like to see students use? If so, please provide it now. (optional)
Who will be your backup organization administrator? Please enter their Google Account address. We will email them to confirm, your organization will not become active until they respond. (optional)
The backup organization administrator will be Marc Delisle (Google account email@example.com)
About Your Mentors
What criteria did you use to select these individuals as mentors? Please be as specific as possible.
Selection was solely based on fact that a project developer is willing to act as a mentor.
Who will your mentors be? Please enter their Google Account address separated by commas. If your organization is accepted we will email each mentor to invite them to take part. (optional)
About The Program
What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?
The most important step here is to choose candidates who are capable of completing their selected task and who have strong motivation to do so. If a student decides to quit, the mentor should try to find a backup candidate.
What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors?
All mentors are long time members of the project and thus have quite a big motivation not to disappear. In case this would happen, several other project developers are prepared to replace the mentor who has no time to continue in his work.
What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before, during and after the program?
Mentor will introduce a student to the community and the project (if it's not already done). Students should be subscribed to mailing lists and they will be asked about their status on a regular basis. Furthermore, they will be encouraged to write blog articles about their progress. Reporting progress will create feedback which will encourage students to interact.
What will you do to ensure that your accepted students stick with the project after GSoC concludes?
We believe that students who will successfully complete their GSoC project will find it reasonable to continue their activity in such a well known project to enhance their programming skills and possibly also to build their resume. Additionally, the sense of community involvement developed during the project will help the students stick with the phpMyAdmin project.