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Last Friday was the deadline for GSoC 2012 Mentoring Organization Applications. After three successful participations in the Google Summer of Code program in 2009, 2010, and 2011, we - once again - applied to be part of GSoC again this year. Our experience with the program has been tremendous. We have been able to excite students worldwide (many which have gone on to become members of the Honeynet Project) for open-source development in the information security space and several of the leading honeynet open-source tools started with a GSoC project. We are looking forward to get students involved with our expert mentors again this year to tackle the many research and development problems still remaining in information security.
While we patiently await Google's response to our application (the list of list of officially accepted GSoC 2012 orgs is announced on March 16th 23:00 UTC, we urge you to check out our project ideas page for some suggestions of the type of projects we would like to mentor (although students can also suggest their own ideas too). You can start getting in contact with us on IRC and email to discuss potential project ideas (some of you are already are doing so, which is great). You can reach us at #gsoc2012-honeynet on irc.freenode.net as well as by joining our public GSoC ideas mailing list. We hope to hear from you!
A big thanks to Google for their continued support for FOSS. We hope we will be accepted to participate as a GSoC mentoring organization again this year and we are all looking forward to a productive and exciting GSoC 2012!