Join GNU Guix through Outreachy or GSoC

We are happy to announce that for the first time this year, GNU Guix offers a three-month internship through Outreachy, the inclusion program for groups traditionally underrepresented in free software and tech. We currently propose two subjects to work on:

  1. improving the user experience for the guix package command-line tool;
  2. enhancing Guile tools for the Guix package manager.

Eligible persons should apply by March 22nd.

Guix also participates in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC), under the aegis of the GNU Project. We have collected project ideas for Guix, GuixSD, and the GNU Shepherd, covering a range of topics. The list is far from exhaustive, so feel free to bring your own!

If you are an eligible student, make sure to apply by March 27th.

If you’d like to contribute to computing freedom, Scheme, functional programming, or operating system development, now is a good time to join us. Let’s get in touch on the mailing lists and on the #guix channel on the Freenode IRC network!

About GNU Guix

GNU Guix is a transactional package manager for the GNU system. The Guix System Distribution or GuixSD is an advanced distribution of the GNU system that relies on GNU Guix and respects the user's freedom.

In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. Guix uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, except that packages are defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme language. GuixSD offers a declarative approach to operating system configuration management, and is highly customizable and hackable.

GuixSD can be used on an i686, x86_64 and armv7 machines. It is also possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el and aarch64.

Related topics:

GSoC Outreachy