Dear students, if you want to apply for doing a Google Summer of Code project with us you can choose a project from this list but you can also present your own idea fitting to any of the Linux Standards Base (LSB) group, OpenPrinting, Driver Backport, Wireless LAN (802.11) and our other work groups. Please note that you have to choose "The Linux Foundation" as your mentoring organization, independent of the workgroup where you want to do your project.
- March 16, 2012 - The Linux Foundation is accepted as mentoring organization!
- March 26, 2012 - Applications open for students
- April 6, 2012 - deadline for students to apply
Notes to take for students
- Read the the 2012 GSoC FAQs
- On your application be sure to mention which of the listed Linux Foundation projects you are applying for, if applicable. If you are suggesting your own idea be sure to clarify that.
- Follow the scheme of our student application template.
- Follow the DOs and DON'Ts for students.
- On the front page click the field to apply as a student and then choose "The Linux Foundation" as your mentoring organization from the long list. To find it, use the filter field under "Name" or use the drop-down menu at the bottom to display the full list (there are more than 150 organizations).
If you have questions
Do not hesitate to ask questions. Please use the contact info (e-mail, IRC) of the workgroup in which you want to do your project. You find it by following the links below.
Linux Foundation GSoC Project groups
The Linux Foundation sponsors development in different areas. Each area has a set number of GSoC projects available for 2012 as suggested projects which you can apply for and they are also open for your project suggestion.
- LSB - Linux Standards Base
- 802.11 - Wireless LAN (kernel & userspace)
- Driver Backport
- General kernel work
- Accessibility work