Announcing NetBSD's Google Summer of Code 2020 projects

submited 07 May 2020

NetBSD team is very happy to announce The NetBSD Foundation Google Summer of Code 2020 projects:

  • Apurva Nandan - Benchmark NetBSD
  • Jain Naman - Curses library automated testing
  • Nikita Gillmann - Make system(3) and popen(3) use posix_spawn(3) internally
  • Ayushi Sharma - Enhance the syzkaller support for NetBSD
  • Aditya Vardhan Padala - Rumpkernel Syscall Fuzzing
  • Nisarg Joshi - Fuzzing the network stack of NetBSD in a rumpkernel environment
  • Jason High - Extending the functionality of the netpgp suite

The community bonding period - where students get in touch with mentors and community - started on May 4 and will go on until June 1. The coding period will be June 1 to August 24.

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