KDE accepted for Google Summer of Code 2011

I’m thrilled to be able to announce that KDE once again will be taking part in GSoC this year. This is our 7th year in the program. Also check out the other 174 orgs – great projects! Let’s make this a rocking summer once again.

If you are a student now is the time to start working on your proposal. You can either come up with your own idea or get inspired by the ones on our ideas page. Once you know what you want to work on start investigating and write your proposal. Get feedback from the team you want to work with regularly. If you want to write a proposal for your own idea I urge you to get in contact with the team very soon to make sure it is something they want and to get input. If you have questions you can always come to our IRC channel #kde-soc on freenode or join the mailing list kde-soc@kde.org. For details about specific ideas try to contact the respective team directly first via their IRC channel or mailing list please. For more general information about GSoC please visit http://www.google-melange.com – pay special attention to the timeline.

If you are a mentor your next steps are: 1) subscribe to kde-soc-mentor@kde.org  2) sign up on http://www.google-melange.com and apply as a mentor for KDE  3) contact one of the admins to approve your requests. For questions you can reach the admin team in #kde-soc or email them at kde-soc-mentor-owner@kde.org. And of course you’ll have students approach you with questions about their proposals 😉  Below you can find a flowchart with the most important steps of the program. Please check the timeline of the program.

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7 thoughts on “KDE accepted for Google Summer of Code 2011”

  1. Let me be the first to thank you for your dedicated work on GSoC and related things.

    And this flow chart is truely awesome, would be surprised if any other org has something like it 🙂

  2. Shouldn’t some more tags be added to the organization list? I guess most students are filtering by tags so it would be nice if KDE would be found for all relevant tags.

  3. can someone please work on calligra/koffice @ GSoC???
    Its the only thing missing on a KDE desktop.


    I f***ing hate software written with gnome in mind, all of them, they are the only ones around ala microsoft.
    GIMP, Ooo, Firefox, etc etc etc those programs hardly stick to the standards of FreeDesktop.org, also gtk+ is ugly and no not only the looks, and the horrible part is that vendors are actually using it because most users run gnome (chromium, flash-plugin, etc etc).

    fuuu i had to free my rage sorry guys

  4. sorry I didnt mean

    “they are the only ones around ala microsoft.”


    “they THINK THEY are the only ones around, ala microsoft.”

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