Join GNU Guix for GSoC

Ludovic Courtès — March 9, 2017

As in previous years, Guix participates in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC), under the aegis of the GNU Project.

We have collected project ideas for Guix, GuixSD, as well as the GNU Shepherd, covering a range of topics. If you are passionate about computing freedom, Scheme, functional programming, or operating system development, check out the proposed projects. The list is far from exhaustive, so feel free to bring your own!

You can get in touch with us on the mailing lists and on the #guix channel on the Freenode IRC network.

If you are an eligible student, make sure to apply by April 3rd.

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 or x86_64 machine. It is also possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el and armv7.