NetBSD is part of Google's Summer of Code 2013
News is out that
NetBSD is part of Google's Summer of Code 2013 (GSoC)
again. GSoC is about students doing work for Open Source projects
over the summer, and getting paid while doing so. By Google.
For projects proposed by both students and the Open Source projects.
Click on the above link for more information on GSoC in general,
there is also
a list of proposed projects for this year in NetBSD.
Next steps are:
April 9 - 21: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations.
April 22, 19:00 UTC: Student application period opens.
May 3, 19:00 UTC: Student application deadline.
Interim Period: Mentoring organizations review and rank student proposals; where necessary, mentoring organizations may request further proposal detail from the student applicant.
May 6: Mentoring organizations should have requested slots via their profile in Melange by this point.
May 8: Slot allocations published to mentoring organizations
From there, students work on their projects with the help
of their mentors. There's a "midterm" report due with a first
part of the money paid, the rest is paid if the project is
During the project, students are encouraged to publish news
about their process to the world in blogs and other ways found
appropriate by their mentoring organizations.
Past NetBSD projects
can be found on