The key questions remain unanswered:
- Why is there a need for such tracking of users and code, in comparison to the work done via JoomlaCode/SVN
- What guarantees does OSM provide to not venture capitalise on the user and code details tracked by Clearance, as there are no adequate privacy provisions currently set in place.
- Why the JoomlaCode project for Clearance has a high number of overall users, where there is no clear differentiation between mentor and student.
You may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. You must also be eligible to work in the country in which you'll reside throughout the duration of the program, e.g. if you are in the United States on an F-1 visa, you are welcome to apply to Google Summer of Code as long as you have U.S. work authorization. For F-1 students applying for CPT, Google will furnish you with a letter you can provide to your university to get CPT established once your application to the program has been accepted."
Taken from Google's Developer Knowledge Base: Who's Eligible to Participate as a Student?
Yet there is no documented history for this in terms of Clearance. In all other Joomla! SoC projects, you can clearly differentiate between the mentor and intern.
This then brings up another issue.
If there is no need for a product, nor a market for it, why develop it ?
This is where the Joomla! team need to rethink both their branding and marketing strategy for this product and project. Who is "Clearance" clearing access for ? The people who may own your details on OSM's Offical Joomla! community forums ? blog comments powered by Disqus