GSoC 08 status update

Jacob Thebault-Spieker summatusmentis at
Wed Apr 9 16:19:18 CEST 2008

As a student, those numbers are frightening :). Is there any way that 
we, as students, can find out where our application stands currently? 2 
weeks is a long time to wait :). I understand if OpenMoko doesn't want 
to release that, but I thought it might be worth asking

Jacob Thebault-Spieker
Cell: (207) 717-5114

Stefan Schmidt wrote:
> Hello.
> As you may know, the extended deadline for submitting applications is
> over now.
> We like to thank all students for submitting their ideas, answering
> questions and taking part in the spirit of contributing to OpenMoko.
> We thought that you would perhaps be interested in some numbers. So
> here is a small impression of what we got in numbers. :)
> In total the OpenMoko project got 64 applications. We had to mark two
> of them as ineligible as they had nothing to do with the project.
> The residual 62 submissions were from 57 unique students. The idea
> with the most applications was, how surprising, the accelerometer
> gestures. We got 13 applications for this idea.
> Google recieved over 7000 applications this year. This means we have
> less then 1% of them. So it slowed down during the extension period.
> We had exactly 1% at the first deadline. :)
> We have no idea yet how many slots we will get assigned. Two is the
> minimum and we had 3 last year. Of course we hope for more this year.
> :) Let's see what we get.
> regards
> Stefan Schmidt
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