Google Summer of Code/2012

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GsoC 2012 with Gentoo

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Welcome to the Gentoo Wiki portal on Google's Summer of Code 2012.

Here, you will find all information on Gentoo's participation in this year's edition, how to apply for a project, what ideas we have and who to contact with any questions.

Quick links:

Further resources

For students

For mentors

Getting help

In case your question was not answered on our website, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Here is how you can reach us:


Mar 27, 2012: Applications are now open

Student applications are now open. We're looking forward to seeing your applications posted to our GSoC page.

Feb 7, 2012: Google announces GSoC 2012

Google has announced the launch of the 2012 edition of the Summer of Code on its open source blog.

The next step for us will be working on our application and ideas.

Important events

  • March 9, 2300 UTC: Organization application deadline
  • March 26: Student application period begins
  • April 6, 1900 UTC: Student application deadline
  • May 21: Start of coding
  • July 13: Midterm evaluation deadline
  • August 24: Final evaluation deadline

For more information, consult the official timeline.