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Re: Google Summer of Code 2011 Doc Camp 17 October - 21 October

On 12 July 2011 16:07, Diego Novillo <> wrote:
> We discussed this briefly at the recent London meetings. ?If anyone is
> interested in participating, please contact me.
> Diego.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: ? ? ? ?Google Summer of Code 2011 Doc Camp 17 October - 21 October
> Date: ? Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:41:02 -0700
> From: ? Carol Smith <>
> To: ? ? Google Summer of Code Mentors List
> <>
> Hi everyone,
> This is a call for proposals for the 2011 Google Summer of Code Doc
> Camp. Individuals and projects are invited to submit proposals for the
> GSoC Doc Camp to be held at Google's Mountain View headquarters
> (California) 17 October - 21 October.
> The GSoC Doc Camp is a place for documentors to meet, work on
> documentation, and share their documentation experiences. The camp aims
> to improve free documentation materials and skills in GSoC projects and
> individuals and help form the identity of the emergent free
> documentation sector.
> The Doc Camp will consist of 2 major components - an unconference and
> 3-5 short form Book Sprints to produce 'Quick Start' guides for specific
> GSoC projects.
> The unconference will explore topics proposed by the participants. Any
> topic on free documentation of free software can be proposed for
> discussion during the event.
> Each Quick Start Sprint will bring together 5-8 individuals to produce a
> book on a specific GSoC project. All participants of the Doc Camp must
> attend a sprint. The Quick Start books will be launched at the opening
> party for the GSoC Mentors summit immediately following the event.
> Individuals with a passion for free documentation about free software
> may apply to attend by filling out the application form [1] and
> submitting before 5 August. Those wishing to attend do not need to be
> from a GSoC project. Accommodation and food will be covered by the GSoC
> Doc Camp. Part or complete travel costs can also be applied for as part
> of the application process.
> Quick Start Sprint projects will be chosen from proposals submitted to
> the GSoC Doc Camp before 5 August through the application form [1].
> Applications for Quick Start Sprints are invited from projects that are
> part of the 2011 GSoC program. Quick Start Sprint proposals can nominate
> up to 5 individuals to attend and participate in the proposed sprint. A
> Quick Sprint proposal does not have to nominate individuals to
> participate - you can also use this as an opportunity to promote your
> project to Doc Camp participants. If the proposal is accepted the
> accommodation and food costs will be covered by the Doc Camp for any
> listed individuals and part or complete travel costs for each can be
> applied for (if applicable).
> The GSoC Doc Camp is co-organised by GSoC and FLOSS Manuals. Books
> Sprints and unconference facilitation conducted by Adam Hyde.
> [1] -

Would Gcc internals documentation count or is it more for a whole
project documentation work? I probably missed the thing about this in
London since i had to leave on the Sunday morning.

I am kind of interested but i am unsure what kind of documentation
would be appropriate i've spent the last few days working on some
internals documentation on and off so its kind of fresh in my mind.


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