Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier looks
the missing elements from Summer of Code. "I bring up documentation, but really the problem that I see is that the Summer programs are simply too code- and developer-centric. Projects and companies in this space should also be thinking about involving translators, user interface designers, artists, and other disciplines in their projects. Not only because it would help these projects be more well-rounded and address areas outside of just developing code, but because it would also provide a wonderful opportunity for cross-pollination. Students who are pursuing other fields of study would provide an opportunity to inform and enthuse ambassadors for open source who move in different circles. It would do open source projects worlds of good to have articulate and interested participants who could carry open source ideals to their peers in other disciplines.
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