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=== Why is your organization applying to participate in Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by participating? ===
 
=== Why is your organization applying to participate in Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by participating? ===
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Octave has participated during the last three years under the auspices of the GNU project. Due to the success of those experiences, where many
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Octave has participated during the last three years as part of the GNU project. Due to the success of those experiences, where many
 
members of the Octave community helped mentor the students, we are trying again to enter GSoC as a participating organization.
 
members of the Octave community helped mentor the students, we are trying again to enter GSoC as a participating organization.
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We hope to get good code from interested students and ideally establish new continuing collaborations. We also want to raise awareness of
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We hope to establish collaborations with talented new contributors. We also want to raise awareness of
 
Octave in the free software community.
 
Octave in the free software community.
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Google Summer of Code represents a unique opportunity to improve both core Octave and domain-specific functionality. We believe the interaction with fresh minds will bring not only new code to Octave but also will augment the developers group.
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Google Summer of Code represents a unique opportunity to bring new perspectives to the Octave community.  As a somewhat older project, we benefit from having new and younger contributors among our developers. Our past record of retaining GSoC participants as contributors to the Octave project is mixed but we hope to improve in the future by engaging more effectively with students during both the application and mentoring processes, setting clear standards for what is required for acceptance, and maintaining those standards throughout the project.
    
=== Did your organization participate in past Google Summer of Codes? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation. ===
 
=== Did your organization participate in past Google Summer of Codes? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation. ===

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