This wiki page is created to make it easier to plan and coordinate Debian's involvement in the [ Google Summer of Code 2006].


Projects were selected and are starting as of 2006-05-23. On the Google website you can find the [ list of accepted projects].


Contact info

Information on how to register to be a mentor was posted to debian-private, contact baruch ( if you need more info. Please note that you should not register as a mentor if you intend to participate as a student.

For students, if you have questions or want to discuss the project you want to do you can mail baruch, discuss it in the debian-project mailing list, or join the #debian-soc channel on OFTC.

If you would like to work on one of the projects below, as a student participating in Google's summer of code, please go submit your application on this webpage:

Mentors should login to the system read, review and comment on the projects at

Possible Projects (in () possible mentors)

(also see [ the general TODO list] and the EtchTODOList)


Package management

Individual packages

New applications





Mentors for other projects

Check the mails in -private on how to register to be a mentor, to speed things up also email baruch at to notify me of your request so I can accept it.

Infrastructure Provided to Students

This still needs to be fleshed out and decided...

As development must happen in the open students of Debian projects will either receive access to existing source control repositories or setup an Alioth project. Alioth is a ?SourceForge like resource provided by Debian with access to Subversion/Arch/CVS repositories and services like bug tracking and mailing lists. The student is also expected to maintain a webpage or a wiki page to keep everyone updates about his status.