I've just found my proposal rejected :?
It may sound strange in this context
It doesn't sound strange, but we try not to just approve projects just because they were submitted.
The reason I (yes, it was me) decided it wasn't suitable was for many reasons:http://projects.ppczone.org/projects.php?pending=531
* It has a 3-line description
It was intended to be the description of an idea
, as indicated
on the project page. Some approved proposals are even one liners :)
* You don't know even what OS you will use
I'd prefer OpenBSD for this task, but I cannot know now which OS will
be the best one (stability, performance, etc.), so the intention was to test all possibilities and choose the best one.
* .. or additional hardware (vague anyway)
A two-port NIC is necessary here, just now it would be an Intel/100 server ethernet card, but again, I cannot know now, how it would be working, maybe not at all (it's PCI-64, most probably compatible with PCI-32).
* there are 8 or more projects which say they will do exactly the same thing (some of which have the same problems as above).
Indeed, I've seen proposals of various routers/firewalls, but nobody
proposed exactly the same thing, AFAIK. Moreover, setting up such a
beast properly is definitely not trivial (it is not a standard IP router/firewall)
Are there any possibilities to get an already rejected proposal reconsidered?
* Have an original idea
* Explain it properly
Please do not include the phrases "I want a Free EFIKA so that", "we will see when I get the board", and suchlike, as they bristle the hairs on my neck, and make me think you are not so serious about doing the project, as much as looking for a free toy. If you cannot be specific about something like a firewall, even if that specification is a feature list of what you would like to expose, an example link to a network card that would fit, and so on.. it does not stand out.
This is an example of a good project idea, well explained.
This is the most awesome project description we ever had. It is for the ODW project, and he submitted it after he got his machine at FTF Frankfurt (cheating :) but any project with this much detail in a proposal would be at the top of my list for approval :)
That's the basic reasoning behind it. Even if you had a great idea, and it is fairly sound as an idea, that does not necessarily mean it is worth you getting a board, to us or to our sponsors, when there are so many other similar ideas already in the program.
OK. So please tell me only if re-submiting in extended form has any utility for my proposal or would be pure time killing :)