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Google Summer of Code 2017
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This wiki page serves as the GSoC portal. Please feel free to contact us via list for clarifications and more information. You can also use the IRC channel, .
What can I do today?
Fedora has been accepted as a mentoring organization. Student applications open on 20 March.
Students
If you're interested in working on an existing project, read up on the project and the related technology. There is no need to contact the mentor unless you have a specific question about the project. Don't send "I'm interested" email.
If you're interested in proposing your own project start looking around the Fedora Project for a mentor and send your idea to the mailing list or post it on the wiki.
Students may also wish to start working on the Fedora specific parts of the application (see the application section)
Mentors
If you're interested in working with a student you should post your idea to the idea page.
Do you want to contribute to one of the world's leading and innovative Linux distributions? GSoC could be your chance. Please refer to the material below and start contacting mentors.
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Why spend your summer working on FOSS?
When you work in the open on free software, you create a body of work that follows you for the rest of your life. Rather than a coding assignment done by thousands of other students and relegated to the bottom of the drawer at semester's end, working in FOSS is a chance to contribute to a living project.
Working in FOSS gives you a chance to:
Work with real-world, large codebases.
Collaborate with real engineers and other professionals.
Contribute to something meaningful while learning and earning.
Learn tools and processes that are just like what you are going to use if you work in technology after graduation.