Hello $NAME,

I am writing to you because I wanted to express that we are sorry we could not choose your applications for GSoC. We have received over 53 applications, which means that we had to pass on many proposals. We appreciate all the time and effort that you put in this year, and we'd like to let you know that there's always room for contributors in the Debian community.

Below, I will try to give you an insight into our selection process, maybe you find something useful in there and also understand our decisions on the projects that made it.

For all the applications we've use the following criteria on our selection: - That the project is useful for our project and community,

- That the project is relevant for Debian, such as improves the work of the developer community, or the operating system. We are not looking for specific oriented apps.

- Good application design, which evaluates:

It's also important for you to show us that you have been already organised and prepared to work, have looked into the problem thoroughly, and have shown to have the skills.

Based on that I'd like to point out the areas which you might need to improve, so you will have more chances on the next time.

Areas to improve: - - - -

Besides that I encourage you to keep around our developer community and involve yourself on our different projects and teams[0].

http://wiki.debian.org/Teams

We also want to note that working on a project you love is a richly rewarding experience.

Again, thanks for showing an interest in working with the Debian community. Keep up the good ideas, good luck with school, and we hope to see you around soon!

-The Debian Google Summer of Code Team