X.Org Looks To Have Six Summer Projects
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 17 April 2015 at 08:25 AM EDT. 11 Comments
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This summer there should be six students working on new projects for X.Org/Mesa/Wayland via the foundation's annual participation in the Google Summer of Code.

At yesterday's X.Org Foundation board meeting, they revealed Google has provided six slots for students to work on X.Org projects. There were twelve reasonable proposals, of which nine are in good shape for acceptance. The X.Org board now has to determine what six of the nine students will get to participate in GSoC 2015. There were a lot of interesting GSoC 2015 ideas for X.Org and other participating organizations, so it will be quite interesting to see what projects get accepted.

For those not accepted for X.Org GSoC 2015, don't forget there's always the poorly-advertised X.Org EVoC (Endless Vacation of Code) to finance students to work on various X.Org/graphics tasks. Concluding last month was also the GNOME OPW / Outreachy, but unfortunately the X.Org Foundation still hasn't published any remarks about what their inaugural project was able to accomplish.

At yesterday's board meeting they also are now working on their US taxes, and XDC2015 in Toronto is taking place 16 to 18 September. The board also wants to vote again on joining SPI but first they need to consult the SFLC for advice. Details via the meeting summary.
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