[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc: add a few note for sponsorship candidates.

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 20 09:57:58 CET 2015

On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:43:55 -0400
"Ronald S. Bultje" <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:
> > +If at any point you have any question, do not hesitate to ask them.
> > +Actually, yes, hesitate a few seconds, in case this question will make you
> > +look dump. So read on.
> >
> s/dump/dumb/.
> Also, I'm not sure that's a good attitude, we surely want students to be
> able to look up google'able stuff themselves, but asking questions to their
> mentor should be encouraged (and if the mentor thinks it's goole'able, he
> should feel comfortable saying so).


Sure, we require the candidates to think on their own (and experience
shows that unfortunately shows that they don't always do), but this
language is just offensive and also seems to discourage asking
questions at all. Maybe rephrase it as something like "While GSoC
attendants should be able to solve problems on their own, it's OK to
ask questions if you're stuck." See, now we don't think you're dumb
anymore, but yes we expect that you put some effort into it.

> > +At this point, you are ready do look in the code for the way of doing your
> > +actual qualification task.
> >
> s/do/to/.
> Ronald

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