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If you need to contact someone directly, [mailto:marcj303@gmail.com Marc Jones] is the GSoC admin for coreboot.
If you need to contact someone directly, [mailto:marcj303@gmail.com Marc Jones] is the GSoC admin for coreboot.
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= Why work on coreboot for GSoC 2013? =
= Why work on coreboot for GSoC 2013? =
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* We have a large, helpful community. coreboot has some extremely talented and helpful experts in firmware involved in the project. They are ready to assist and mentor students participating in GSoC 2013.
* We have a large, helpful community. coreboot has some extremely talented and helpful experts in firmware involved in the project. They are ready to assist and mentor students participating in GSoC 2013.
* One of the last areas where open source software is not common is firmware. Running proprietary firmware can have severe effects on user's freedom and security. coreboot changes that by providing a common framework for initial hardware initialization and you can help us succeed.
* One of the last areas where open source software is not common is firmware. Running proprietary firmware can have severe effects on user's freedom and security. coreboot changes that by providing a common framework for initial hardware initialization and you can help us succeed.
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= GSoC Student requirements =
= GSoC Student requirements =
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We don't expect our students to be experts in our problem domain, but we don't want you to fail because some basic misunderstanding was in your way of completing the task.
We don't expect our students to be experts in our problem domain, but we don't want you to fail because some basic misunderstanding was in your way of completing the task.
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= Projects =
= Projects =
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We keep a list of [[previous GSoC Projects]] which might be of interest to you to see what others have accomplished.
We keep a list of [[previous GSoC Projects]] which might be of interest to you to see what others have accomplished.
Similarly the [http://blogs.coreboot.org/blog/category/gsoc/ blog posts related to previous GSoC projects] might give some insights to what it is like to be a coreboot GSoC student.
Similarly the [http://blogs.coreboot.org/blog/category/gsoc/ blog posts related to previous GSoC projects] might give some insights to what it is like to be a coreboot GSoC student.
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== Your own Project Ideas ==
== Your own Project Ideas ==
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But of course your application does not need to be based on any of the ideas listed. The opposite: Maybe you have a great idea that we just didn't think of yet. Please let us know!
But of course your application does not need to be based on any of the ideas listed. The opposite: Maybe you have a great idea that we just didn't think of yet. Please let us know!
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= coreboot Mentors =
= coreboot Mentors =
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'''Note to mentors:''' Each accepted project will have a lead mentor and a backup mentor. We will match mentors and students based on the project, experience level, and geographic location (native language, culture and time zone).
'''Note to mentors:''' Each accepted project will have a lead mentor and a backup mentor. We will match mentors and students based on the project, experience level, and geographic location (native language, culture and time zone).
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= coreboot Summer of Code Application =
= coreboot Summer of Code Application =
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Please provide an overview of your project and a break down of your project in small specific goals. Think about the potential timeline. Explain what risks or potential problems your project might experience. What would you expect as a minimum level of success? Do you have a stretch goal?  
Please provide an overview of your project and a break down of your project in small specific goals. Think about the potential timeline. Explain what risks or potential problems your project might experience. What would you expect as a minimum level of success? Do you have a stretch goal?  
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== Advice on how to apply ==
== Advice on how to apply ==
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Please also read Google's [http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforStudents Advice for Students].
Please also read Google's [http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforStudents Advice for Students].
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== Important dates ==
== Important dates ==

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