Google Summer of Code

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Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an effort by Google, Inc. to promote Open Source Software and education by bringing students together with experienced developers as their mentors for the summer (northern hemisphere). Google pays the student a stipend, the student learns by participating in real software development, the project gets code and maybe a new developer who'll stay around and benefit the project into the future.

It is generally agreed in the FlightGear development community that the project is an excellent candidate for acceptance as a GSoC mentoring organization and could see long term benefits if accepted. To be accepted, a plan must be developed. At the moment there is no active initiative to participate in GSoC.

NOTE: Please try and use the "GSoC:" namespace/prefix

Related content

  • 2011 - this page is a copy of the "participating organisation template" that needs to be and is being filled in
  • GSoC: Candidate Projects - this need to be a list of project/tasks that require student help
  • GSoC: Mentors - a list of mentors (in fact this may end up being a who's who)
  • GSoC: Student Applications - A template for student applications