in Google Summer of Code

Toma tomhaste at
Tue Mar 18 06:59:42 PDT 2008

Tho Im not the organiser of this, the Enlightenment page for GSoC
ideas is here, as EFL was accepted in too!
Note there is a systray there.
Congrats to all that got in. Its going to be a good summer.

On 18/03/2008, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
> Google announced last night the list of organisations[1] that were accepted
>  for the Summer of Code programme of this year. For those not aware of it,
>  within Summer of Code, organisations select a number of students from all
>  parts of the world to work on certain projects for three months. In return,
>  Google pays $4500 to this student and donates $500 to the mentoring
>  organisation.
>  The whole idea is to get students involved in Open Source/Free Software during
>  their vacations, which they might otherwise spend in a Summer job. For more
>  information, please see the website.
> did not apply as an organisation. There are many reasons for
>  this, the most important one being that is an informal group
>  of developers working on a really diverse number of projects and
>  specifications. But that doesn't mean projects linked to
>  don't have a chance.
>  Like last year, both GNOME and KDE are accepting proposals for projects
>  related to tools and libraries. Both organisations have said
>  they will reserve a number of slots for fd.o-related initiatives, but we
>  cannot yet say how many that will be. It will depend on the quality of the
>  proposals that are received, as well as the total number of slots that Google
>  allocates to us.
>  This of course doesn't mean KDE and GNOME are taking over fd.o activities: it
>  just seems a natural way for us to extend the reach of our organisations to
>  projects that we use, depend on or simply improve the quality of the Free
>  Desktop experience. Students are free to apply wherever that makes sense. For
>  example, in the list of accepted organisations, you'll find many Linux
>  distributions as well as three BSDs and some umbrella organisations; some of
>  those other organisations may have specific goals that may involve fd.o
>  projects and we'll be glad to see fd.o-related projects mentored by them.
>  So, what we ask from you is that you think of ideas that you may want to have
>  developed by students. Our wiki pages[2][3] are open for editing, or you may
>  create a wiki page of your own and add a link in ours.
>  We would also like to hear suggestions on how fd.o project mentors would want
>  to participate in rating the applications and how students should apply
>  (whether it's to one of the two orgs or both of them).
>  If you have any question, please contact:
>         Thiago Macieira - thiago at
>         Vincent Untz - vuntz at
>  [1]
>  [2]
>  [3]
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