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Re: Help with Outreachy internship

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Help with Outreachy internship
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 22:17:23 +0200
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> Some days ago, I read about the Free Software Foundation offering
> internships to contribute with GNU projects (like Hurd). I'm interested in
> making an internship contributing with Hurd.
> https://www.fsf.org/volunteer/internships/internships
> But, to get paid, I need to manage this via Outreachy (
> https://www.outreachy.org/docs/internship/) and, in the FSF, has explained
> to me that I need to reach out to someone at Hurd.

The deadline for communities (such as the Hurd) to submit plans for
internship projects has already passed.  Outreachy is now in the early
stages of the winter round of internships; this means that prospective
interns are now contacting the communities they would like to work with
and make first contributions.

At this point it is no longer possible for communities to submit plans
for internship projects (it’s more involved than in GSoC, requires a
real plan with milestones, and requires guaranteed funding for at least
one internship).  You would have to wait until the next round of

Even then I do not know if the Hurd community has enough people willing
to dedicate a significant amount of time to write a project proposal and
mentor the project.  Unlike GSoC where the project proposal can be a
single sentence and no dedicated mentors are assigned, Outreachy
requires more work on the side of the community.

I don’t know if the Hurd participates as a community in Outreachy.  This
requires prior application and approval by Outreachy.  Yes, the FSF is a
sponsor, and projects under the GNU umbrella have participated in the
past, but this doesn’t mean that any community under GNU can simply


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