Archive:Why GSOC 2011
tagline: From openSUSE
Join Google Summer of the Code trough openSUSE, an open source Linux distribution.
Instead of bringing drinks and cleaning rooms after, you can do some coding in an exciting and innovative project while getting paid for it!
Set yourself apart from the masses...
Free Software offers more freedom for the users but also lower prices and better products for companies. Free Software developers and sys admins therefor are popular and on average earn 40% more than the 1000th Java or Microsoft engineer.
... and have fun doing it
You'll notice Free Software offers a far more interesting world to work in than the average software company. Free Software is much more dynamic, offers more freedom in your work and brings more opportunities to learn and have fun at the hundreds of conferences and meetings all around the world!
About Free Software, Google Summer of the Code and openSUSE
About Google Summer of Code
Each year, Google pays hundreds of IT students around the world to spend their summer writing code for a Free Software project. If you get selected, you'll be mentored by an expert in the area you'll work in while getting paid $5000 upon successful completion of your project.
About Free Software
"Free" or "Open Source" software is developed by companies and volunteers together instead of within just one company. And unlike 'normal' software, the Free Software license allows you to study, modify and freely share the code! Companies like IBM, Google, Facebook, HP, Intel and many others make extensive use of Free Software to provide better, cheaper products than the competition. Your mobile phone (Android, MeeGo or Symbian), your router at home - but also the super computers doing cancer research or the servers of pretty much every major website. Almost all of those run Linux or another Free Software operating system. And you can run it too, if you like. On a server at home or even on your desktop.
openSUSE is one of the largest Linux distributions, well known for its focus on working together and having fun. We do more than 'just a Linux distribution', however. We create cool technology to help software developers distribute their software, not just on openSUSE, but also other Linux distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora. We create amazing stuff! For example, on susestudio.com] you can build your own, custom operating system, with a large selection of software. You can do that entirely from a web browser. When done you can download it as virtual machine disk, USB stick, or CD/DVD image! It is free to use and build on openSUSE technology.
Find more info about
- Google Summer of Code: code.google.com/soc
- openSUSE and GSOC: opensuse.org/GSOC_2011
- Free Software: gnu.org/philosophy
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