Debian welcomes student applications for Google Summer of Code 2011

March 30th, 2011

Debian is now inviting students to apply for Google Summer of Code 2011 with Debian. This will be the sixth consecutive participation of Debian and as each year, the developer community looks forward to introduce students to the world of Debian and Free Software.

Summer of Code projects from the past years have provided valuable contributions to Debian. They have been opportunities for students to propose innovative new ideas to Debian as well as for developers to collaborate with students on code critical to Debian. Many successful students have gone on to become Debian project members.

The range of project themes proposed to students is one of the widest among all participating organizations, encompassing subjects such as porting the Debian system to new architectures, improving tools for package management, extending Debian's infrastructure and better integration with other well-known open source projects.

Further information about applying for Google Summer of Code at Debian can be found at: http://wiki.debian.org/gsoc

About Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code is a global program where university students are given a stipend to write code for open source projects over a three month period. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted students are paired with a mentor from the participating projects, gaining exposure to real-world software development and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the universal operating system.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.