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Re: GSoC i18n-checker dev AWOL

From: Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:10:30 -0500
Message-ID: <1392052230.3163.44.camel@pero>
To: Joseph J Short <joseph.j.short@gmail.com>
Cc: public-qa-dev@w3.org, Richard Ishida <rishida@w3.org>, Vivien Lacourba <vivien@w3.org>
On Tue, 2014-02-04 at 14:24 +0000, Joseph J Short wrote:
> 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!)

Hi Joseph,

I very much understand competition for one's time, studies and other
responsibilities, and sorry to hear in your case there was also an
accident.  

We've had some complications on our end as well.  Alexandre left W3C to
work elsewhere.  Richard and I will both take a look at the code this
week and find time to talk.  Thank you for the effort you put into this
before and appreciate your continued interest.  Richard and I want to
spend some time to see if we think it makes sense to put additional
effort into it and that we can take over long term maintenance of it.

We should get back to you end of the week or early next.

If you can provide me a sense of what remains and any aspirations that
would help.

> 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

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Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
W3C Systems Team
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