12 Mar 2009
Please note that GSoC 2009 has now successfully completed. This content is being retained for reference only.
The Honeynet Project is very passionate about being accepted to be a mentor organization in the Google Summer of Code 2009.Â You can view our proposed list of GSoC 2009 project ideas here (student were also free to propose their own ideas, and may did) plus you can view the list of project applications accepted for GSoC 2009 allocated slots here. We’ll be posting more details about the progress made in GSoC 2009 in the coming weeks, and making regular blog posts. If you are unfamiliar with Google Summer of Code, learn more at the GSoC Website.
Why get involved with the Honeynet Project and GSOC 2009?
- We are an enthusiastic and passionate volunteer dedicated to the ideals of open source and sharing ourÂ security research and development knowledge with the community
- For ten years, we have pioneered research in the field of honeypots, releasing many freely available tools, challenges and Know Your Enemy whitepapers that are often considered groundbreaking when first published
- We literally wrote the book on the topic, and regularly present on our R&D activities at conferences all over the world
- We have active volunteer member chapters in many countries and from many different backgrounds, with a wide variety of skills and experience they are happy to share
- We have always been committed to the concepts of open source software and freely share everything we do, including each chapter publishing regular public status reports on their recent activity
- We maintain active public and private communities of developers and researchers who use and contribute to our tools each day (for public examples see our projects page and public maillists.
- We provide our members and the community with the public and private infrastructure necessary to support distributed collaborative remote working, such as IRC channels, mailing lists, subversion repositories, Trac instances for ticket management and wikis, content management systems, blogs, live deployments with real end users for testing and regular feedback, etc
- We are hands on, supportive and keen to involve more talented people in projects we are really passionate about
- We have a strong track history of mentoring new members and successfully delivering open source projects, tools and research that demonstrably benefit the community
- Honeypots and honeynet technology, research and tools have filtered down benefits to many areas of IT, web development, operational service management, Internet education and computer security research.