RTEMS Accepted in Google Summer of Code 2022

We are pleased to announce that the RTEMS Project has been accepted into the 2022 Edition of the Google Summer of Code (https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/). This is a great program and we look forward to students and other new contributors taking part.

There are a few changes this year which everyone should be made aware of that are discussed at https://opensource.googleblog.com/2021/11/expanding-google-summer-of-cod...

  • Participants do not have to be students. They only have to be new to open source.
  • Projects can now be large or small.
  • There is some flexibility in the timeline.

We use our ticketing system to track potential projects. There are keywords like SoC, small, large, kernel, ecosystem, BSPs, etc. These are used to generate our Open Projects page (https://devel.rtems.org/wiki/Developer/OpenProjects). If you have a project idea, feel free to put it in Trac.

Mentors are always needed and appreciated. You don't have to be an RTEMS expert to be helpful to a student. Often just being a regular RTEMS user who has already done some work is enough to be able to help someone newer. Also you may have experience in some domain or with some hardware that does make you the right person to mentor. Please let myself or Gedare know if you want to mentor or just have questions.

But, of course, this would not work without students and new contributors. Please recruit those who might enjoy a GSoC project.