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  • 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!



  • GSoC 2016: Five projects accepted
    We are excited to announce that 5 students have been selected to participate with Gentoo during the Google Summer of Code 2016!

    You can follow our students’ progress on the
    Accepted projects
    Clang native support - Lei Zhang:Bring native clang/LLVM support in Gentoo.

    Continuous Stabilization - Pallav Agarwal:Automate the package stabilization process using continuous integration practices.

    kernelconfig - André Erdmann:Consistently generate custom Linux kernel configurations from curated sources.

    libebuild - Denys Romanchuk:Create a common shared C-based implementation for package management and other ebuild operations in the form of a library.

    Gentoo-GPG- Angelos Perivolaropoulos:Code the new Meta­-Manifest system for Gentoo and improve Gentoo Keys capabilities.



  • Gentoo accepted to GSoC 2016
    Students are encouraged to start working now on their project proposals.You can peruse the list of ideas or come up with your own.In any case, it is highly recommended you talk to a mentor sooner rather than later.The official application period for student proposals starts on March 14th.

    Do not hesitate to join us in the channel on freenode.We will be happy to answer your questions there.
    More information on Gentoo’s GSoC effort is also available on our Wiki.


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