SPDX GSoC 2022

Alexios Zavras

Hi everyone!


As you might have heard, the SPDX project will again this year try to participate in the Google Summer of Code initiative. For those who have not heard about it, GSoC is a “global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development”. The way it works is that we publish project ideas and, if selected, newcomers to open source express their interest in them. The ones finally selected will spend their summer writing code under the guidance of mentors from our project.

This year there are two crucial differences in GSoC: the first one is that the “being a student” requirement is no longer applicable and therefore anyone interested can participate. The second one is that there is flexibility in the project duration: projects can take either 175 or 350 hours to complete (approximately).


Therefore, we are looking for project ideas! Either small or large, either incremental improvements to existing open source code or new pieces of software; everything is welcome!

Please read the basics on https://google.github.io/gsocguides/mentor/defining-a-project-ideas-list.html and send either directly to me or to the list your great ideas. We will be publishing the ideas on our Wiki as we did in the past years: https://wiki.spdx.org/view/GSOC/GSOC_ProjectIdeas. As of now, a number of general project ideas have been circulated and I will be transcribing them in the next days.


Perhaps even more important than ideas, we are also looking for mentors! Please get in contact if you are willing to help new members become active participants to SPDX this summer. Each project should have at least two mentors (a primary and a secondary one) who will guide the contributors in their journey.


Feel free to contact me directly if you want more details on any of the above.

Looking forward to lots of participation!


-- zvr


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