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

Konstantin Gizdov arch at kge.pw
Tue Jan 12 09:12:20 UTC 2021

On 11/14/20 1:42 AM, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
> On 30/10/2020 20:18, 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.
> My feedback from the previous attempt last year is that we took too
> little time to really write a decent application and provide a clear
> list of potential GsoC projects.
>> 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.
> We do meet these requirements, but the last time I remember we had to
> fill in a lot of forms for our organization application.
> This goes for projects and for the whole organization fill in form,
> which is sadly not available yet and we will have 2-3 weeks to fill in.
>> 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.
> Yes! Please try to get some people together, maybe do a monthly/biwkeely
> mumble chat and get shared pad/thing to easily collaborate ideas.
> Greetings,
> Jelle van der Waa
Hello everyone!

I am sending this as a reminder to any prospecitve mentors willing to
participate in GSOC 2021 -- if you have not yet done so, please,
indicate your interest.


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