No Go GSoC

I am sorry to report that the Perl Foundation will not be participating in this year's Google Summer of Code. A number of stumbling blocks were created the most important being the failure in accurately planning workload for which I take full responsibility.[1]

I have spoken with Duke and Paul who performed magnificently for me, as always, and our plan going forwards is to move the planning and preparation to a rolling event. This means that we will start gathering more ideas, volunteers and approaching students now in preparation for 2016.

So although we have failed to get onto the programme in 2015, we can perhaps make a stronger effort for next year and subsequent years.

I would like to thank all those people who took the time and effort to help out with this year's attempt and to ask them not to get too downhearted as we will be using their hard work to guarantee success in the future.

[1] This year we were struck by a lot of timing issues and some problems with the wiki which meant re-doing the whole of the wiki.

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