[Fsf-friends] Fwd: [gnu-prog-discuss] GNU Generation
nagarjun at gnowledge.org
Tue Aug 18 20:56:39 IST 2009
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From: Matt Lee <mattl at gnu.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 7:59 PM
Subject: [gnu-prog-discuss] GNU Generation
To: gnu-prog-discuss at gnu.org
GNU Generation is a program by the FSF to involve young people (approx.
aged 13-18) in free software. It is provided as a service to projects
to find new young contributors, and to students to get interested in
free software and start contributing to projects. Developers can create
tasks, or projects, for students to complete on the GNU Generation page
(http://fsf.org/gnugeneration). These projects can be incredibly
specific, giving instruction on exactly what is to be completed, or more
broad, offering only some general information about the task and how to
get started. The goal for GNU Generation is for these students to
become regular contributors to your project.
There are a wide range of talents in the GNU Generation program already.
Projects can include coding of any difficulty, from simple scripting to
advanced C. They can include art, documentation, translation or other
areas as well. Projects can even be solely advocacy; it is completely
up to whoever creates them.
If you do not have any specific ideas for projects, but would prefer to
have students think of their own projects related to your application,
you can leave your contact information and an overview of your free
software application under the "Project specific" section of the
brainstorming page on the site
Chances are few participants will take the time to look into your
project more deeply, but this will at least provide them with a place to
start if they already use and love your application. If you have any
ideas unrelated to a specific free software application, you can feel
free to add them to the top part of this page as well.
There is no guarantee that any particular project will be taken, though
either way, projects represented here will definitely gain more exposure
to participants. If you are interested, please see the website
(http://www.fsf.org/gnugeneration) for more information on how GNU
Generation can help students while helping your free software project.
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