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Google Season Of Docs 2020

This is our list of project ideas for the Google Season of Docs program in 2020.

Dear tech writers, if you want to apply for doing a Google Season of Docs project with us you can choose a project from our workgroup's lists but you can also present your own idea fitting to any of the work groups below. Please note that you have to choose “The Linux Foundation” as your mentoring organization, independent of the workgroup where you want to do your project.

GSoD Rules: Google Season Of Docs


  • May 11, 2020 - Accepted Organisations announced by Google
  • June 9, 2020 - Applications open for Tech Writers
  • July 9, 2020 - Application deadline for Tech Writers
  • September 14, 2020 - Doc development starts

Notes to take for tech writers

  • Read the Rules, the timeline, and tech writer guide.
  • On your application be sure to mention which of the listed Linux Foundation projects you are applying for, if applicable. If you are suggesting your own idea be sure to clarify that.
  • Follow the scheme of our tech writer application template.
  • On the front page click the field to apply as a tech writer and then choose “The Linux Foundation” as your mentoring organisation from the long list. To find it, use the filter field under “Name” or use the drop-down menu at the bottom to display the full list (there are multiple organisations).

If you have questions

Do not hesitate to ask questions. Please use the contact info (e-mail, IRC) of the workgroup in which you want to do your project. You find it by following the links below. For general questions about participating as GSoD tech writer in projects of the Linux Foundation, join the #linuxfoundation-gsod channel on Freenode.

Linux Foundation GSoD Project groups

The Linux Foundation sponsors development in different areas. Each area has a set number of GSoD projects available for 2020 as suggested projects which you can apply for and they are also open for your project suggestion.


Organization Administrators

The participation of the Linux Foundation in the Google Season of Docs is organised by Till Kamppeter (till at linux dot com) and Aveek Basu (basu dot aveek at gmail dot com).

gsoc/google-season-of-docs-2020.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/12 11:39 by Aveekb