LibreCAD has been part of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for many years. This page helps students to get involved.
The LibreCAD participation was always under the umbrella of BRL-CAD. Sean from BRL-CAD does a great job leading us CAD/CAE/CAM (or CAx in short) projects through several years of Google Summer of Code. But this was not always clear and mixed up things sometimes.
So in 2019, we start another approach with a collective Github account to make it more clear, that we are independent projects, each with its own community, maintainers and communication channels. Nonetheless, we CAx projects are working close together and try to find and use synergies.
For 2020 we got again one slot for which we have selected Akhil Nair and his proposal about LibreCAD 3 GUI Revamp. His project is about to replace the current LUA GUI interface with a pure C++ interface.
Find more details on the GSoC 2020 page.
Most details about our prerequisites and participating rules are on the common OpenCAx website now.
Below is a short checklist to help students get set up quickly. Items are categorized to help you prepare your application, get set up to work, and become familiarized with basic infrastructure.
There are some steps you as a student have to take to participate in GSoC. These are listed below to help you quickly understand what GSoC is about and how to get involved :