Good news! The gEDA Project has been accepted as a mentoring organization by Google's Summer of Code program! The alphabetized list of all projects participating in Google's SoC is presented here:
gEDA is listed as “The gEDA Project”. We are very pleased to be recognized as a participant in the Summer of Code project!
Now is the time for interested students to get their applications ready. Note that if you want to participate in the SoC, you must apply to Google, not to the gEDA Project. However, prior to making an application to Google, I suggest you contact one of us (Dan, Stuart) who can informally review your project proposal, and suggest a mentor for your project. The mentor will be one of the well-known developers who have worked on the gEDA Project for a while. The list of available mentors is shown at the bottom of this page. Your mentor will be your boss: he will help guide you through the code, refine your project requirements, answer questions, monitor your progress, and rate your performance at the middle and at the end of the project.
After that, you must apply directly to Google through this web page:
Good luck with your application, and we look forward to working with you!
The gEDA Project invites students to work with us under the auspices of Google's Summer of Code program! We are a group of professional hardware and software engineers with an interest in developing CAD tools for electronic design under Linux (and other unix flavors). The project is over eight years old, and has matured to the point where our design tools are suitable for use by students, professionals, educators, hobbyists, consultants, and anybody who needs a set of quality EDA tools for Linux. Becoming involved in the gEDA Project is a great way to learn about both software engineering and electronics!
Details for student applications to Google can be found in the Google SOC Student FAQ. Students may find the list of gEDA Google SOC project suggestions useful. Note that students apply to Google for project approval, not to the gEDA Project! However, we encourage you to contact us early if you are interested in working on a gEDA Summer of Code project, since we can then hash out the details of your project and help you with your application. To contact us, please post a message on the geda-dev e-mail list. or contact one of the mentors directly.
A Google Summer of Code project should be considered a full time job and will require that level of time commitment. In addition, there must be some working code committed in time for the midterm evaluation for a good review. Project Details
When submitting an application or project proposal, please include the following details about the project:
It is important for us to understand how your project will fit into the rest of gEDA. To help us understand this, also include the following information:
Tell us a little about yourself in your application.
The list of suggested projects is available here
Here is a list of mentors for the gEDA Project's GSoC. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.