February 13
On Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 13:33:00 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> On 02/12/2018 08:20 PM, Jakub Łabaj wrote:
>> https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/
>> Seems like we didn't make it this year :(
>> 
>> Is there any feedback from Google when they don't accept an organisation? Do you think that maybe they don't perceive D as a viable option or just the projects could have been defined better?
>
> Google does not provide feedback to rejected organizations. Far as I can imagine approval depends on a number of imponderables such as the person who does the review etc.
>
> GSoC 2018 was not a considerable part of our plans so we are not affected negatively.
>
> I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Seb who worked on the application. It was stronger than in past years (including those when we've been accepted).
>
>
> Andrei

just out of interest, is that application publicly available?

I just would be interested to see what it was about, that is all.
February 13
On Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 13:33:00 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> On 02/12/2018 08:20 PM, Jakub Łabaj wrote:
>> https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/
>> Seems like we didn't make it this year :(
>> 
>> Is there any feedback from Google when they don't accept an organisation? Do you think that maybe they don't perceive D as a viable option or just the projects could have been defined better?
>
> Google does not provide feedback to rejected organizations. Far as I can imagine approval depends on a number of imponderables such as the person who does the review etc.
>
> GSoC 2018 was not a considerable part of our plans so we are not affected negatively.
>
> I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Seb who worked on the application. It was stronger than in past years (including those when we've been accepted).
>
>
> Andrei

I also want to thank Seb for the excellent work he did on this year's application. It looked really solid, so I am a bit disappointed it didn't get accepted, but I am sure D will carry on without Google's money just fine.  Being a big fan of conspiracy theories I personally think it was blocked by the Go folks :o)
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