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The Fedora project represented the Google Summer of Code program for 7 years including 2012, after successful completion of GSoC 2012 we are now turning to host Google Code In program which can be described as the mini-GSOC.

Why work with Fedora?

Our project is large and diverse. We are very experienced at working with new contributors and helping them be successful.

Many long-time contributors continue to be around, lending expertise and mentoring. People who stay around the community and do good work are noticed. They get hired for jobs from it, including being hired by Red Hat. Past Google Summer of Code students were hired by Red Hat, as well as interns in various positions. This is just an example, as experience and reputation in the Fedora Project communities is influential on your career in many ways.

As long-standing communities with many facets, it is possible for you to find many rewarding sub-projects to work on.

You should know that contributing to FOSS doesn't require you to have super programming skills, or super-anything else. You just need be interested and curious enough, and be willing to become comfortable being productively lost. This is the state of learning through finding your way around and figuring things out.


Following team is basically manage and operate the program, it is a little team with lot of support from mentors and other interesting community members.

  1. Buddhike Kurera(Bckurera) - Administrator
  2. Mo Morsi - Backup-Admin
  3. Charindu - Fall-back Admins

In order to clarify matters/ obtain more info related with the GCI 2012 with the Fedora Project please contact the administrators directly (please consider CCing the summer-coding list where ever possible).


Anyone who is interested towards this program can be joined as a mentor as long as you meet following requirements,

  • should be willing to support students by providing required guidance and if required some knowledge to complete the task.
  • should be able to support the students patiently, keeping mind that the students may not be professional and good in communication.
  • should be willing to spend 5 hours a week with the program and at least willing to take the responsibility of one task.


As a young student you may be new to these open source way therefore you can call for help when ever required. However when you are trying to initiate the communication please note that you are a young student who is participating for the GCI 2012, so that our community members will identify you and support you in a way that you understand things.

Hello Students, welcome to the Fedora Project. It is great to work with you over the GCI Program, however we looking for students,

  • who are ready to learn ..
  • who has the courage to accept challenges ...
  • who is ready to explore new areas ....


Students are required to complete tasks which are published under following five categories;

  1. Code : Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
  2. Documentation/Training : Tasks related to creating/editing documents and helping others learn more
  3. Outreach/research : Tasks related to community management, outreach/marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions
  4. Quality Assurance : Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
  5. User Interface : Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction

Task Page

Find the task page for GCI 2012.


Mailing List (GSOC related) :
Mailing List (Technical) :
IRC : Channel - #fedora-devel or #fedora-summer-coding on Freenode

Time Line

Reference :

  • November 12, 2012: Open Source Organizations are announced
  • November 26, 2012, 9:00 AM Pacific Time / 17:00 UTC: Contest opens for entries by student participants
  • January 14, 2013, 9:00 AM Pacific Time / 17:00 UTC: All work stops
  • February 4, 2013: Google Open Source Programs Office announces the winners via blog post

Organization Application

Status : Under Preparation
Link :


  1. The Foundations
  2. Google Blog post
  3. Fedora Documentation
  4. IRC
  5. Development