FSF launch GNU Generation
The Free Software Foundation has started a community for young people interested in contributing to free software. The GNU Generation community is aimed at people between the ages of 13 and 18 and encourages them to participate in the development of free software. The projects within GNU Generation are not limited to writing code and can be anything related to free software, including art, advocacy and documentation. The new community was announced by Max Shinn, currently interning at the Free Software Foundation and applying his experience in participating in GHOP, Google Highly Open Participation Content to working on developing and launching GNU Generation.
GNU Generation, says Shinn in a posting on the Open Source At Google blog, plans to provide a "very informal and relaxed environment". Participants in the program will have a chance to win a T-Shirt if they are selected as a "contributor of the month" and a GNU/Linux powered netbook if selected as contributor of the year. Details of how to join are available on the GNU Generation wiki.