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Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences launches alternative to GSoC

The Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS), in cooperation with the Chinese Linux distribution openEuler, has launched its own project called "Summer of Open Source Promotion Plan", or "Summer 2021" for short. Similar to the Google Summer of Code and Outreachy, students receive financial compensation if they work with companies over a certain period of time in open source software development. Interested parties from all over the world, with a minimum age of 18 years can take part in this project.

International and from 18 years

Unlike the GSoC, there are individual funding levels based on the complexity of a project. Denominated in the Chinese currency Renminbi (RMB), the funding options are 6000 RMB, 9000 RMB and 12000 RMB. That corresponds roughly to a range of 770 to 1540 euros (figures without tax). Participation is open to students from all over the world who are at least 18 years old.

Open source projects from the community who want to take part in "Summer 2021" can still apply in a second round until May 20th. The prerequisite is that the project runs under a license approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Like the participating students, mentors receive financial compensation. A list of all open source communities that have accepted so far can be found on the project website. In addition to some Apache sub-projects such as Nebula Graph, OpenMessaging and XMake, a large number of local Chinese open source projects have confirmed their participation.

Interested students can use the Students Guide to obtain further information on the application and the deadlines for "Summer 2021". Further details on the new ISCAS project can be found on the website.


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