Summer of Code 2012


Latest Status

GSoC 2012 has been completed! Check out project pages of the 29 students who participated in the program. See Daniel Siegel's blog post about the perks of being a GNOME GSoC student, such as a yearbook, GUADEC fun, and Planet GNOME membership. These were also reflected in the quarterly update.


GNOME has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2012. Head over GSoC website to check the current status of the program!

We need help to make GNOME SoC this year a success again. If you develop software for the GNOME desktop, please consider to become a mentor this summer and add your project ideas.

Feel free to join the #soc channel on! If you have any questions, please read Google SoC's frequently asked questions first. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact AlexandreFranke, ChristopheFergeau, DanielSiegel or MarinaZhurakhinskaya however, please avoid questions like "do you think my proposal will be accepted?".

Important Dates

  • March 09: Mentoring organization application deadline.
  • March 16: List of accepted mentoring organizations published on
  • March 26: Student applications open

  • April 06: Student application deadline

  • April 23: List of accepted student applications published on
  • May 21: Students begin coding for their GSoC projects; Google begins issuing initial student payments

  • July 13: Mid-term evaluations deadline
  • July 26 - August 1: Guadec 2012
  • August 20: Pencils down

The complete list of important dates can be found in SoC timeline.

Project Ideas

Our pool of project ideas is found in /Ideas. All potential mentors, don't hesitate to add some ideas of projects that could improve GNOME. All potential student applicants are encouraged to browse this page.

Information for Students

Information for Mentors

All GNOME Foundation members can apply to be a mentor. They will then be able to look at all project applications, comment on them and note that they could mentor specific projects. If you're not a GNOME Foundation member and you still want to become a member, you can apply, too.

Mentor registration is now open on Google's Summer of Code site.

Mentoring resources:

Selection Process

See /Students for details on selection criteria.

Every GNOME Foundation member will be able to look at the student applications and comment on them after applying to be a mentor. When the student application period is closed, a small selection committee (around 10 people) will analyze the comments and select the projects that are, in their opinion, the best.

If you're interested in being in this committee, please contact RubenVermeersch, and SandyArmstrong.


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