git: 9a81fd70f1 - main - GSoC: Tweak headers and clarify points about communication

From: Joseph Mingrone <>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 21:19:44 UTC
The branch main has been updated by jrm:


commit 9a81fd70f183669ac64078b0ca7f7d489530699d
Author:     Joseph Mingrone <>
AuthorDate: 2023-03-21 19:58:40 +0000
Commit:     Joseph Mingrone <>
CommitDate: 2023-03-21 21:17:56 +0000

    GSoC: Tweak headers and clarify points about communication
    Approved by:    doc (carlavilla)
    Sponsored by:   The FreeBSD Foundation
    Differential Revision:
 website/content/en/projects/summerofcode.adoc | 18 ++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/website/content/en/projects/summerofcode.adoc b/website/content/en/projects/summerofcode.adoc
index 136051c3fc..878d2dd3e3 100644
--- a/website/content/en/projects/summerofcode.adoc
+++ b/website/content/en/projects/summerofcode.adoc
@@ -19,9 +19,8 @@ This can be a great job networking opportunity!
 * <<steps,Important Steps>>
 * <<project,Finding a Project and a Mentor>>
-* <<past,Past Contributor Projects>>
 * <<proposals,Proposal Guidelines>>
-* <<infrastructure,Infrastructure Provided to Contributors>>
+* <<communication,Communication and Openness>>
 * <<faq,Frequently Asked Questions>>
@@ -49,9 +48,6 @@ These pages exist to help provide inspiration.
 Another place to look for project ideas about upcoming development projects in FreeBSD is the link:../../status/[FreeBSD Status Reports].
 Contributors are also welcome, and are indeed encouraged, to propose your own ideas, and if the proposal is strong, we'll try to match you with a mentor!
-== Past Contributor Projects
 For inspiration, you can have look at the contributor projects from previous years.
 *[Summer of Code 2022 FreeBSD Projects Wiki]
@@ -135,12 +131,14 @@ This might include both functionality and performance tests.
 How long will the project take? When can you begin work?
-== Infrastructure Provided to Contributors
+== Communication and Openness
-We expect project work to be in a git repository in order to facilitate contributor collaboration, provide public access and archiving for the on-going contributor projects, and to help mentors and the community monitor on-going work.
-Contributors will also be asked to maintain wiki pages on their on-going projects.
-In the past, e-mail, IRC, and instant messaging have proven popular among contributors and mentors, and contributors participating in the FreeBSD summer program are encouraged to use these and other electronic communication mechanisms to become active in the community.
+We expect project work to be completed in git and require that work to be regularly pushed to a public repository.
+Providing public access facilitates collaboration, allows project archiving, and helps mentors and the community support and monitor ongoing work.
+Contributors will also be asked to maintain and update wiki pages of their work.
+E-mail (including mailing lists), IRC, instant messaging (Matrix, Slack, etc.), and video conferencing have been some of ways contributors and mentors have communicated in the past.
+Contributors are also encouraged to use these and other methods to engage with the wider FreeBSD community.
 == Frequently Asked Questions