Freifunk plans to apply again as mentoring organisation for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) in 2016. GSoC is an online, international program designed to encourage university student participation in open source software development. Projects will run from May to August. One student works on one project. For details please look at the GSoC FAQ page and read their presentation. We act as umbrella organisation for other wireless communities like ninux, HUBS, openWRT and others.
There’s a lot of development within wireless communities. We have tools to manage routers, we do firmware and drivers development, we produce software to monitor large wireless networks and much more. For now we need your ideas on possible projects. If you know students or possible mentors, tell them about GSoC. Some universities also give ECTS credits for projects, maybe you can include the projects in your studies.
The application period for mentoring organisations will start at February, 8th. Until then we need your ideas written to our ideas page.
If you have any questions please contact Andi Bräu.