The State of The X.Org Foundation 2010

Stephane Marchesin stephane.marchesin at
Sat Feb 20 16:19:42 PST 2010

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 15:38, Tomas Carnecky <tom at> wrote:
> On 2/21/10 12:01 AM, Barton C Massey wrote:
>>      The Google/X.Org Summer of Code 2009 was successful,
>>      with three of four accepted projects completing and
>>      contributing to X.Org development, as well as helping to
>>      bring new developers to X.Org [2].  The X.Org Endless
>>      Vacation of Code was established in 2009 to provide
>>      opportunities similar to Summer of Code to selected
>>      students on an ad hoc calendar.  Only a couple of
>>      students have shown interest to date, and the one
>>      student that submitted an accepted proposal later
>>      withdrew.  This is probably due to the lack of promotion
>>      of the program.
> You are right that it's because of lack of promotion, I read both xorg
> and xorg-devel and I've never heard of it. And google shows only two
> hits for 'endless vacation of code' (both are state of the xorg
> foundation reports). Is there a wiki page or something describing that
> program in more detail?

Usually we piggyback the Summer of code program. Summer of code brings
us a lot of good candidates, and not all of them can be funded by
Google, so they are added the Vacation of code program.


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