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Revision as of 15:54, 24 February 2010

What is it?

The [[[Summer of Code 2007|2007]], 2008, and 2009.

We will be applying for participation again in 2010.

Draft Project Ideas

This is a list of ideas for projects that we feel would add useful functionality to Geeklog (this is a work in progress - expect this list to change before GSoC 2010 is open for application):

These ideas are currently under review and may be dropped:

We're also willing to accept new ideas from students. In that case, please check that what you're proposing isn't already available (e.g. with some existing add-on). For more inspiration, you can also refer to our list of leftover ideas (not all of them fully fleshed out) from previous years.

Notes for Students

We have collected some information for students here. Please take a moment to read them. Thanks.

Recommended reading

Google provides an extensive FAQ. There's also a very informative Advice for Students page. We recommend reading those first.

Required skills

Students interested in any of the above projects should have reasonable experience with PHP and some basic SQL knowledge. Being able to set up your own LAMP server (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) would probably help but isn't a prerequisite.

Geeklog uses Mercurial for revision control (aka version control aka source code management). Students should have a basic grasp of revision control - we can help you with the specifics of Using Mercurial.

Background information

Geeklog (current version: 1.6.1) is the software you may have seen running websites such as Groklaw.


For all questions regarding Geeklog and the Summer of Code, you can email us at


or use this web form. This is a private mailing list, read only by the GSoC mentors.

If you don't mind discussing things in public, you are also invited to join our Development Mailing List and say "Hi!"

Or you can hop on our IRC channel, #geeklog at irc.freenode.net and talk to us directly (some patience required - not everyone may be online there all the time).

For your (draft) proposal, please also have a look at our application template from 2009(!).

Further Reading