Subject: Getting ready for Google Summer of Code 2007
To: None <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 03/07/2007 20:47:08
The NetBSD Project is getting ready to participate as a mentoring
organization in the Google Summer of Code[1] 2007 program.  We would
like to pick as many students as possible -- which basically depends
on the amount of applications we receive --, hoping to acquire some
nice contributions by the end of summer.  Naturally, though, we
would like to get these contributors to become really involved with
the project, staying with us after the program has finished.  Some
of the students from previous years have been already promoted to
NetBSD Developers[2], so you can be too!

Students will be allowed to apply from the 14th to the 24th of this
month through Google's web application.  In order to do so, please
first check the list of proposed SoC projects[3] to see what is of
most interest to NetBSD.  Keep in mind that this list is in constant
extension, and will be even during the period in which candidates
can apply; check it periodically.  Of course, you are also allowed
to present a personalized project proposal that is not listed in
that page, but be aware that in such case we will need to find a
mentor for you and not be able to do so on time.  At last, you might
also check for other ideas in the projects list[4], although most of
these are out of the scope of the Summer of Code and/or lack mentors.

Once you have decided on a project, take some time to read the
Project Application HowTo[5], which will aid you in filling your
proposal.  When writing your application, please be as verbose as
possible; short applications (with very rare exceptions) are quickly
discarded because they feel incomplete.  It may take you a long time
to write something valuable, but your time will be well spent.

We are looking forward to seeing you in the list of candidates!


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>