Google Summer of Code Application submission period extended to April 7th
Google has extended the period in which students can submit applications
for their Summer of Code to April the 7th. Students wondering if they
should send in one or more applications are encouraged to do so!
Right now we have a number of interesting applications, but
there are also a bunch of applications for the same projects.
Students who sent in applications for something related to the ext2/ext3
file systems and DHCP may consider their project choice, and see if
there are other projects they are interested in -- it is unlikely that
we pick more than one project from these areas.
While there, let me add that for successful acceptance, students are
welcome to submit a project that has some actual relevance to the
NetBSD project, i.e. either the NetBSD operating system or its
packages collection. While we are willing to mentor random projects
that can be included into our operating system to some extent, it
lowers chances for projects to get accepted, and students may
consider our other projects that we have to do.
Last, we're serious about the questions in our
Application HowTo, given
our experiences from the past years. What we are looking
for are students who either used NetBSD (to some extent),
and who can identify and understand the parts of our source
code they will be working with. We're talking mostly C here,
and you should be familiar with reading and extending it.