Join GNU Guix through Outreachy
We are happy to announce that for the fourth time GNU Guix offers a three-month internship through Outreachy, the inclusion program for groups traditionally underrepresented in free software and tech. We currently propose four subjects to work on:
- Implement netlink bindings for Guile.
- Improve internationalization support for the Guix Data Service.
- Add accessibility support for the Guix System Installer.
- Add monitoring support for the Guix daemon and Cuirass.
The initial applications for this round open on Jan. 20, 2020 at 4PM UTC and the initial application deadline is on Feb. 25, 2020 at 4PM UTC.
The final project list is announced on Feb. 25, 2020.
For further information, check out the timeline, information about the application process, and the eligibility rules.
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, or come chat with us at
Last year we had the pleasure to welcome Laura Lazzati as an Outreachy intern working on documentation video creation, which led to the videos you can now see on the home page.
About GNU Guix
GNU Guix is a transactional package manager and an advanced distribution of the GNU system that respects user freedom. Guix can be used on top of any system running the kernel Linux, or it can be used as a standalone operating system distribution for i686, x86_64, ARMv7, and AArch64 machines.
In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. When used as a standalone GNU/Linux distribution, Guix offers a declarative, stateless approach to operating system configuration management. Guix is highly customizable and hackable through Guile programming interfaces and extensions to the Scheme language.