GFOSS participates in GSOC 2018 with 10 open source projects

On April 23, 2018, Google announced the open-source projects that will participate in Google Summer Of Code 2018. GFOSS participates this year with 10 open source projects, and students who will successfully complete the program will be rewarded with stipends for their contributions.

GSoC offers students from around the world the opportunity to contribute to a software project, and to learn how to work in an open source software development environment. Every summer, thousands of students from around the world participate in the GSoC, contributing to the development of open source projects.

The 10 open-source projects to be developed within GSOC 2018 are:

  • Adding Greek language on NLP library

Spacy is an open-source Python library for advanced Natural Language Processing. Adding the Greek language will provide massive improvements on applying NLP on the Greek language, and allow for actions as Named entity recognition and Part-of-speech tagging

  • Extraction of Responsibilities per unit in public sector organizations from the Government Gazette

The objective of this project is to extend existing Government Gazette(GG) text mining code with Named Entity Recognition features that will allow the identification of Government Directorates and Divisions with the responsibilities assigned to them and the types of services they are required to provide according with their legal framework published in and the extraction of this information with related metadata (decision number, date of the GG issue).

  • Epoptes

Epoptes (Επόπτης – a Greek word for overseer) is an open source computer lab management and monitoring tool. It allows for screen broadcasting and monitoring, remote command execution, message sending, imposing restrictions like screen locking or sound muting the clients and much more. The objective of thiw project is to rewrite Epoptes with Python 3 and Gtk3 with GObject Introspection support

  • Government Gazette text mining, cross linking, and codification

The objective of this project is to extend existing Government Gazette text mining code to cross-link legal texts and detect the ministers that sign them.

  • Libreoffice customization and creation of legal Templates for LibreOffice

LibreOffice customization in order to achieve a “familiar” look and menus for users that convert from MS Office 2013, and creation of specific templates for the Greek Legal system.

  • Software components and IP management

A web-based system to manage data on software components and their relations. Mentors: Alexios Zavras Georgia Kapitsaki

  • WSO2 Identity Server Userstore using Web Services to get claims

WSO2 Identity Server provides secure identity management for enterprise web applications, services, and APIs by managing identity and entitlements of the users securely and efficiently.

The aim of this project is to create a new type of userstore where credentials will be separeted from attirbutes and attributes (claims) will be able to be configured from the web UI as a SOAP or REST web service.

  • Python PenTest Library (PyPen)

A collection of tools supporting penetration test

  • Addition of Greek glyphs in the Open Source Fonts ArimaMadurai


  • Addition of Greek glyphs in the Open Source Fonts WorkSans

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