DocBook and the Google Summer of Code (GSoC)

Subject: DocBook and the Google Summer of Code (GSoC)
From: "Richard L Hamilton" <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:22:38 -0600

If you are a software engineering or technical communication student or
teacher, or if you know someone who is, this announcement may be of
interest to you. If not, you can safely ignore it.

The DocBook Project, a group of people who work with DocBook, has been
accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code, a
program sponsored by Google that provides summer internships for
students to work on open source projects.

Mentoring organizations provide ideas for projects, select proposals
submitted by students, and mentor those students as they work on the
projects. Students are paid for their work and the results are made
available under open source licenses.

Most of the GSoC projects are software projects looking for student
programmers. However, the DocBook Project is also looking for student
proposals for documentation projects related to DocBook.

Here are some resources to check out if you are interested:

- Google Summer of Code 2010 site: http://socghop.appspot.com/
- GSoC DocBook page:
http://socghop.appspot.com/gsoc/org/show/google/gsoc2010/docbook
- The DocBook site for GSoC: http://docbook.xmlpress.net

The period over which students can submit proposals runs from March 29
through April 9.

Feel free to distribute this as appropriate; the DocBook Project would
like to get strong proposals both for programming and documentation
projects.

Best Regards,
Richard Hamilton
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