Welcome to Geeklog Friday, May 24 2013 @ 08:51 PM EDT
Google has announced the mentoring organizations for the Google Summer of Code 2011. Sadly, Geeklog did not make the cut this year. While we are a bit disappointed, of course, we would like to thank Google for the opportunity of spending 4 great summers on this program.
If you are a student interested in open source development, please head over to the official GSoC site and apply for a project from one of the accepted organizations. It's a great opportunity and you shouldn't miss it!
As for Geeklog: We are going to try and find out the reasons why we weren't accepted this year and will prepare for a better application in a possible future instance of the Summer of Code. And in the meantime, we have some work to do ...
Next up is the release of Geeklog 1.8.0, scheduled for April. It will, among other things, include Akeda's successful GSoC project from last year, which brings improvements to the Configuration screens. Also included will be the ability to login to a Geeklog site using OAuth, specifically Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This functionality was provided by our friends from Geeklog Japan.
We also have code from a few more successful projects from past GSoC years lying around that we should finally pick up and roll into Geeklog. So expect more of those to show up in future Geeklog versions. And who knows, we may have another surprise up our sleeves ...
So, thanks again to Google and all of our past students for the GSoC experience. We'll be back :)
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