Freedesktop.org in Google Summer of Code
tomhaste at gmail.com
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 kde.org> wrote:
> Google announced last night the list of organisations 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
> 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.
> Freedesktop.org did not apply as an organisation. There are many reasons for
> this, the most important one being that freedesktop.org is an informal group
> of developers working on a really diverse number of projects and
> specifications. But that doesn't mean projects linked to Freedesktop.org
> don't have a chance.
> Like last year, both GNOME and KDE are accepting proposals for projects
> related to freedesktop.org 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 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 kde.org
> Vincent Untz - vuntz at gnome.org
>  http://code.google.com/soc/2008/
>  http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2008/Ideas
>  http://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Summer_of_Code/2008/Ideas
> Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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