[arch-dev-public] Arch Linux in GSOC 2021

Filipe Laíns lains at archlinux.org
Mon Feb 1 14:56:01 UTC 2021

On Fri, 2020-10-30 at 21:18 +0200, Konstantin Gizdov wrote:
> Hi all!
> Last year Arch Linux applied to be a mentoring organisation in the
> Google Summer of Code program. There were quite a few cool projects and
> lots of keen people. Unfortunately, we were not selected.
> However, I was hoping people are excited about trying again this year as
> well. I have already been contacted by a couple of people who saw the
> GSOC page on the Dev Wiki and are showing quite some interest. I
> presume, if we advertise we will get a lot of interested people.
> GSOC application period starts on January 29, 2021 for mentoring
> organisations and closes on February 19, 2021. We should make sure we
> satisfy the requirements [1]:
> 1. Mentor organisations must run an active open source or free software
> project.
> 2. Have produced and released software under an OSI approved license [2].
> 3. Must not be based in a country currently embargoed by the United States.
> I think we do fall into those categories and I would suggest this year
> we start preparing a bit earlier to improve our chances. Let's try and
> coordinate an effort. Maybe start with the people keen on mentoring and
> collation of prospective project ideas.
> [1] - https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/get-started/
> [2] - https://opensource.org/licenses

Hi all!

I am bumping this thread as we only have 18 days left to apply. I am CCing
maintainers of some of our projects, that could be possibly interested in

Please try to get back to us soon!

Filipe Laíns
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