Full Article Attached Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Monday 12th January 2004

Monday January 19th, 2004

The minutes of the staff meeting of Monday 12th January 2004 are now online. Issues discussed include Mozilla 1.6 final, Mozilla Firebird 0.8, a Mozilla Thunderbird update for the 1.6 CD, Mozilla 1.7 Alpha, CVS over SSH, the next Developer Day and LinuxWorld.

#1 using students for projects

by an_mo

Tuesday January 20th, 2004 7:15 AM

>*Miscellaneous* >- Grad student from San Jose doing a security project on profile data

This is good news and a good idea. The foundation should make an effort to get more students involved in development. Would it be possible for example to get in touch with a bunch of profs and have them to assign mozilla bugs as a homework or exam?

#2 Re: using students for projects

by mesostinky

Tuesday January 20th, 2004 8:31 AM

Yes and No. While students have contributed to a lot opensource projects there can be some problems. Its not uncommon for students to just drop projects when they get busy or gradute etc. Also there is a differnence between doing just enough to get a good grade on a project that happens to relate to an OSS project and doing work that is good and actually useful. Considering the great work that some students have done for OSS overall I'm definitely for getting more of them involoved, but I just wanted to point out that there can be some downfalls.

#3 you still have to go through QA

by an_mo

Tuesday January 20th, 2004 11:18 AM

never said you should accept their patches automatically. They'd still have to go through the QA like any ordinary citizen's patch