Prepare for Summer of Code 2007:

This wiki page is created to make it easier to plan and coordinate Debian's involvement in the [ Google Summer of Code 2007].


(see [ Google's FAQ])

March 5: Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google

March 12: Mentoring organization application deadline

March 13: Google program administrators review organization applications

March 14: List of accepted mentoring organizations published on; student application period opens

March 24: 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

April 9: List of accepted student applications published on

Interim Period: Students learn more about their project communities

May 28: Students begin coding for their GSoC projects; Google begins issuing initial student payments

Interim Period: Mentors give students a helping hand and guidance on their projects

July 9: Students upload code to; mentors begin mid-term evaluations

July 16: Mid-term evaluation deadline; Google begins issuing mid-term student payments

August 20: Students upload code to; mentors begin final evaluations; students begin final program evaluations

August 31: Final evaluation deadline; Google begins issuing student and mentoring organization payments

page content from 2006 (edit before 2007)

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.