The Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation has announced it has been selected once again to be a mentor organisation in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) programme, and is looking for students to participate.

A not-for-profit organisation founded with the aim of promoting and assisting with the development and deployment of free and open source silicon solutions, the FOSSi Foundation’s participation in the Google Summer of Code programme will see it acting as a mentor organisation and umbrella covering a wide range of FOSSi designs, open source electronic design automation (EDA) tools, and related ecosystem projects.

“Google Summer of Code is an excellent programme for students to get a stipend by Google to work on open source projects,” explains FOSSi Foundation director Olof Kindgren. “Your job is to write a realistic project proposal to show us that you have a good idea of the work involved, and discuss the idea with us to get feedback. Our job is to match you up with a suitable mentor.

“As there are more student proposals than we have seats, a well-written project idea is important for us to judge whether we should choose you over someone else. It is also a good idea to get involved with the community early on to get a better feeling for what kind of project you want to do, and what already exists.”

As in previous years, the FOSSi Foundation has published a list of possible project ideas, though those outside the list are also welcome, along with details of how students can discuss and submit their proposals.