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Gentoo Summer of Code


1.  Project Description

For the ninth year running, Google is organising a Summer of Code, funding students to work on open-source projects over the summer. Gentoo is now accepted for the eighth time, for Summer of Code 2013.

2.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Donnie Berkholz dberkholz Admin
Alec Warner antarus Backup Admin
Denis Dupeyron calchan Backup Admin

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

3.  Applying to GSOC 2013

As a Student

Google will accept student applications April 22-May 3. (Please see the published GSoC timeline in case that deadline should change). Before applying, we encourage you to browse our project ideas and offer up your own ideas in #gentoo-soc on freenode and on the gentoo-soc mailing list. We urge you to discuss your ideas ahead of time with our prospective mentors so we can work out any kinks prior to the application deadline. Please also read our application guidelines prior to applying.

If you have general questions about the Summer of Code, Google provides a FAQ. Also make sure to read the student guide linked from the top of the FAQ.

As a Mentor

Mentor applications are now open. Please read the mentoring guidelines to learn what you need to do to apply. Then go to the GSoC webapp to apply to be a mentor.

4.  Project Ideas

Some project ideas are provided. We encourage you to also propose your own original ideas. Potential mentors for each idea are also on the ideas list; please contact them before applying to discuss your idea. If you are proposing an original idea, you can find potential mentors either on the gentoo-soc mailing list or the #gentoo-soc IRC channel.


Page updated April 8, 2012

Summary: The Gentoo Summer of Code subproject oversees Gentoo's participation in the annual Google Summer of Code program.

Donnie Berkholz

Alec Warner

Joshua Jackson

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