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GSoC i18n-checker dev AWOL

From: Joseph J Short <joseph.j.short@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:24:25 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMzigR6+ibJooCkW4=oPxpZAhfDMQL70gHb64acpytL2CRH1LQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org>
Cc: public-qa-dev@w3.org
Hi Alexandre [CC to public-qa-dev@w3.org],

I hope you are well.

You'll remember the i18n-checker project from Google Summer of Code last
year [0][1][2]: After the project finished I was in a great position to be
the i18n-checker's maintainer, but as you can see I've disappeared for a
few months. Unfortunately it has had to be this way because I'm very busy
with my university work; I was in a road accident last semester and it put
me far behind schedule. (I'm fine now!)

It seems that the i18n-checker hasn't seen any use. I'd love to be the
person to turn this situation around by improving the code and supporting
its users; I haven't lost interest in the project. Realistically, however,
I can't see a way to drop focus on my university work until I'm clear of
the final exams at the start of June. And since that's so far in the future
I can't make any promises for then either-- perhaps I'll be starting a full
time job around then!

So this email is an apology: Sorry about disappearing as soon as the paid
project finished (that seems very mercenary doesn't it?), and sorry that I
don't make any promises for the future. I'm very grateful for the
experience, and I hope my example doesn't discourage the W3C from applying
for GSoC 2014 this week [3]!

[0] - The code repository: https://github.com/w3c/i18n-checker
[1] - The page on the GSoC website:
https://google-melange.appspot.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2013/jjs/5504430086553600
[2] - Alexandre was my supervisor for the project.
[3] - http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014

All the best,

Joe
Received on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 14:27:01 UTC

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