The time for Google Summer of Code is now!


We'll be meeting up on (#beagle-gsoc) every
Wednesday at noon US Eastern time (, which is
5PM GMT until March 8th when it switches to 4PM GMT.

Google starts accepting applications for potential mentoring
organizations on today, February 9th. is going to send
in an application. Your help is needed to make that application as
strong as it can be!

1) Sign up on the mailing list:
2) Join the eLinux wiki and review/update the ideas page:
3) Prospective mentors: update your info on the ideas page (change
something so I know you are alive or I'll remove you)
4) Prospective students: contact prospective mentors NOW and start
looking for simple tasks to prove your ability to handle a project

Need some motivation and inspiration? Check out some of the cool
projects that have been executed under's mentorship
under the Google Summer of Code in previous years. I've grouped them
by some of the typical focus areas where seeks to
improve the status of open source software.

* Improving initial experience for novice developers
* Linux kernel support for embedded devices and interfaces
* ARM processor support in open source operating systems and libraries
* Heterogeneous co-processor support in open source operating systems
and libraries
* Linux userspace support of embedded devices and interfaces in
high-level languages


Great stuff putting together all those videos Jason (brought me a few smiles).

Go on students, cheer up and start contributing. GSOC with BeagleBoard is fun.

Any edits for a similar blog post for this year? Of course, the reaction time for this year is 0, given that we must be done with our application next week (Feb 19).