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* Review GSoC situation (5 min)
* Review GSoC situation (5 min)
* Setting IRC channels (5 min)
* Enacting a bigger vision starting now (15 min)
* Enacting a bigger vision starting now (15 min)
* Discuss plan, define next actions (remainder)
* Discuss plan, define next actions (remainder)

Revision as of 14:05, 24 March 2010

Purpose: Oversee, define, and improve on the Fedora Project's work with students contributing as part of their classwork or summer internship, and do so in a way that provides a general framework re-deployable by other open source projects seeking to do the same.

Fedora Project and were not accepted as mentoring organizations for the 2010 Google Summer of Code.
More information will be posted at GSoC 2010 when available.

What are we doing?

Information changing rapidly, pay attention
We are accelerating some of our efforts in response to our unexpectedly not being accepted to Google Summer of Code 2010. If you want to participate in what is happening, join the mailing list and keep track of changing information on this page.

We're working on the execution of summer coding initiatives within Fedora. Effectively, what we're trying to do is take the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) model and generalize and expand it to the notion of $FUNDING_SOURCE Summer of Code by providing sample implementations of alternative values of $FUNDING_SOURCE alongside our continued participation in GSoC.

For a 7-minute video explanation, see Summer Of Code Swimchart: Now With More Generic.

Sponsoring Organizations

While our efforts began with the Google Summer of Code, we are now working with several other sponsoring organizations to maximize the opportunities for students to work on free and open source projects under our guidance.

Refer to the Summer Coding Sponsors page for more.

How can you help?

Right now, join our #Communication channels and introduce yourself and what you're interested in - we're working together to define more formal roles for those who want to know their time investment beforehand. That discussion will be carried out on the list, and the more formal roles will be announced on the Fedora mailing lists and planet when they are ready.


  • 23 March - Agenda for 24 March meeting
  • Open beyond that currently


Mailing List

The project mailing list is the main discussion location:


You can find SIG members regularly on IRC in:

Joint work performed across teams, such as with, is discussed in:


Meetings are every week on Wednesday at 1500 UTC in:


Wed. 2010-03-24

  • Review GSoC situation (5 min)
  • Setting IRC channels (5 min)
  • Enacting a bigger vision starting now (15 min)
  • Discuss plan, define next actions (remainder)


This page is a draft only
It is still under construction and content may change. Do not rely on the information on this page.

This is a pre-draft plan called a strawman proposal. --Quaid 05:21, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Focus on participating schools:
    Bite off what we can chew and do it well.
    Likely to attract a few more schools this way.
    Stronger co-branding with the school, building communities of open source practitioners at each school v. one-offs spread all over.
    Schools can provide housing (& board), hack space, and on the ground mentoring as part of the stipend to students.
  • Bring in corporate sponsors who do the following:
    Provide money for any efforts that occur within Fedora, or
    Provide money that focuses on a specific set of FOSS projects important to the sponsor (which must be in Fedora or able to be brought in by the student,) and
    Provide logistical support as part of a global volunteer team within the SIG - from t-shirts to payments.
  • Students come from the participating schools and work on:
    Fedora Project efforts, or
    Other participating upstreams, such as where the school maintains its own upstream relationships, or upstreams, or
    Other upstream proposals running through our umbrella, requiring careful consideration by proposal committee.
  • An important part of this is exposing the projects needs via something automagic, such as


Currently open until we decide the scope of what we are doing for 2010.

  • Pre-meeting discussion on summer-coding@lists.fp.o.
  • 24 March Wed. 1500 UTC - #fedora-meeting.
  • 24 March call for sub-projects and ideas.
  • 27 March analysis to mailing list.
  • 31 March call for sponsors?
  • 31 March call for students/schools.
  • Mid-April