Welcome to the Oregon State University Open Source Lab Google Summer of Code proposal guide page. Please look over our 2014 Ideas Page for some guidance on what we’re hoping to work on this year.
Thank you for your interest in the Open Source Lab’s Summer of Code proposals. Here at the OSL we have a two-part goal. First, we are a strong supporter of the open source community and want to help as many projects as we can. Second, we are an educational institution that tries to incorporate teaching and learning into as much of what we do as possible. The Google Summer of Code helps us do both.
We highly recommend you read the GSoC Student Guide to ensure your success in writing your proposal and potentially being an accepted student in our organization. Specifically please check out the writing a proposal guide and the proposal examples so that you get all of the information that we need.
Proposals that are written poorly or in an unprofessional manner, use improper grammar or spelling, or do not answer all the questions in our application template completely will be rejected.
It is important to note that none of these projects are cast in stone. We very much want to work with our students on developing and shaping the project. Think of this page as a general outline of some of the things we want to do. Don’t be afraid to propose something that does not exactly match what we have below.
It’s important when starting a new relationship like this that both sides are aware of the expectations involved. We’re a pretty easygoing bunch here at the OSL - we’re far more interested in building neat stuff than we are about rigidly following some policies and procedures manual. However, we do have some pretty simple expectations:
Questions? Concerns? Want to ask us if we’d be interested in an application?
IRC - Drop in and visit us in #osuosl-gsoc on irc.freenode.net. If you’re not sure who to talk to ping Ramereth, kennric, or pwnguin in #osuosl-gsoc.
Our timezone is UTC -7, the best times to find us on IRC are between 16:00 and 23:00 UTC. We will usually see your comments outside of those times, but might not be able to reply immediately.
EMAIL - To contact us via email, please Subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org This mailing list is the most reliable way to reach us when we aren’t on IRC, it’s also a great way to connect with other GSOC students and to share ideas.
Hint: if we’ve already talked to you about your proposal, it helps your chances for acceptance. We’re happy to give feedback and suggestions on proposals, so it’s a good idea talk to us before you submit it.