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- Gentoo accepted into Google Summer of Code 2018
Students who want to spend their summer having fun and writing code can do so now for Gentoo. Gentoo has been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code.
The GSoC is an excellent opportunity for gaining real-world experience in software design and making one’s self known in the broader open source community. It also looks great on a resume.
Initial project ideas can be found here, although new projects ideas are welcome. For new projects time is of the essence: there is typically some idea-polishing which must occur before the March 27th deadline. Because of this it is strongly recommended that students refine new project ideas with a mentor before proposing the idea formally.
GSoC students are encouraged to begin discussing ideas in the #gentoo-soc IRC channel on the Freenode network.
Further information can be found on the Gentoo GSoC 2018 wiki page. Those with unanswered questions should not hesitate to contact the Summer of Code mentors via the mailing list.
- FOSDEM 2018
Put on your cow bells and follow the herd of Gentoo developers to Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. This year FOSDEM 2018 will be held on February 3rd and 4th.
Our developers will be ready to candidly greet all open source enthusiasts at the Gentoo stand in building K. Visit this year’s wiki page to see which developer will be running the stand during the different visitation time slots. So far seven developers have specified their attendance, with most-likely more on the way!
Unlike past years, Gentoo will not be hosting a keysigning party, however participants are encouraged to exchange and verify OpenPGP key data to continue building the Gentoo Web of Trust. See the wiki article for more details.
- Gentoo at FOSDEM 2017
On February, 4th and 5th, Gentoo will be attending FOSDEM 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
This year one of our own, Jason A Donenfeld (zx2c4), will be speaking on WireGuard: a next generation secure kernel network tunnel.
Similar to last year, the event will be hosted at Université libre de Bruxelles. Gentoo developers will be taking rotating shifts at the Gentoo stand with gadgets, swag, and a new 2017 LiveDVD. You can visit this wiki article to see which developer will be manning the stand when you drop by.
We are looking forward to seeing those in the community who have been hard at work on their quizzes!
- In Memory of Jonathan “avenj” Portnoy
The Gentoo project mourns the loss of Jonathan Portnoy, better known amongst us as Jon, or avenj.
Jon was an active member of the International Gentoo community, almost since its founding in 1999.He was still active until his last day.
His passing has struck us deeply and with disbelief.We all remember him as a vivid and enjoyable person, easy to reach out to and energetic in all his endeavors.
On behalf of the entire Gentoo Community, all over the world, we would like to convey our deepest sympathy for his family and friends.As per his wishes, the Gentoo Foundation has made a donation in his memory to the Perl Foundation.
Please join the community in remembering Jon on our forums.
- Events: FrOSCon 11
This weekend, the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg will host the Free and Open Source Software Conference, better known as FrOSCon.Gentoo will be present there on 20 and 21 August with a chance for you to meet devs and other users, grab merchandise, and compile your own Gentoo button badges.
See you there!