Debian is participating in the 2008 Google Summer of Code

April 27th, 2008

The Debian project is proud to announce that it has again been accepted by Google as a mentor organisation for the Summer of Code programme. We have been allocated twelve tasks for this year. Google will fund the students mentioned here to work full time on those tasks during their summer vacation, from May 26th to August 18th. They will be guided and evaluated during this time by a team of Debian developers.

Several tasks cover communication between software authors, users and Debian developers. A number of tasks target quality assurance and improved testing, while others will result in new tools that help maintain Debian systems.

We welcome them to our vibrant developer community and encourage all of our teams and contributors to support and help them to succeed with their tasks.

Debian's tasks are listed in our wiki at

The Summer of Code is documented on Google's website at

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