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Call for projects and mentors for Google Summer of Code 2012

Debian is applying as mentoring organization to the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program this year, as we have done previous years [0][1]. In the next month we should have the full list of possible projects ready in order to get accepted.

- How does GSoC benefit Debian, and you?

The benefits include (but are not limited to) recruiting helping hands to work
on parts of Debian YOU find interesting and important. Furthermore, in the long
run, this is a way to attract new contributors, and make everyone’s life so much
easier: the more hands, the easier it gets!

- How can you help?

If you have an idea, let us know, by filling the full proposal template at [2],
and drop us an email at [4]. It’s also a good idea to subscribe to the list,
even if you’re not wishing to be a mentor, as the list is the coordination
and discussion mailing list.

Are you a student? That’s great, too! Submitting project ideas are not reserved
for Debian Members only, quite the contrary! Everyone, students, Debian Members
and other contributors are all welcome to let their ideas known, and try to find
willing mentors for them!

However, for a successful proposal, we need mentors, not just ideas. Do not be
alarmed, it doesn’t take all that much time, and you’ll have the chance to
recruit yet another brilliant mind for the project

Would you need help either with an idea, or finalising a project proposal, do
not hesitate to contact us at [4] or in IRC #debian-soc (irc.debian.org).

The GSoC admins in Debian,
Gergely Nagy, Sukhbir Singh and Ana Guerrero

[0] http://code.google.com/soc/
[1] http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2012
[2] http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2012/Projects
[4] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/soc-coordination

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