Mentoring for GSoC

Frederic Weisbecker fweisbec at
Thu Apr 7 11:48:19 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 01:20:51PM -0400, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> All,
> I've seen a couple posts here from students looking for GSoC mentors.
> >From the flip side, I just had someone ask me if they could be a GSoC
> mentor via kernelnewbies.  (I'm a proposed mentor via opensuse.  Still
> looking for a student/proposal.)
> Does anyone know the details of the GSoC / kernelnewbies mentoring
> setup?  Can someone just request to be a mentor via google-melange and
> say they are associated with, and then say in the comments
> that they are part of kernelnewbies?
> ie. This org is so unstructured, I'm not sure how that would work.


So you have both and the Linux Foundation participating
to Gsoc 2011. However, kernel specific projects are mentored by
the Linux Foundation. projects are specific to
infrastructure, as precised here:

I asked Till Kamppeter, who handled the Linux Foundation as a mentoring
organization last year, in order to know if he still handles it this
year and how you can apply as a mentor.

I'm quoting his answer:

"I am organizing GSoC for the LF again. Simply apply as mentor on with the Linux Foundation as org. Tell that you
are mentoring for kernel or kernelnewbies and I will approve your


You also have this page for some more details:

Good luck!

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