Screenshot (from: GoogleOpen Source Blog)
Looking ahead to GSoC 2022, Google also announced other policy changes:
(1) GSoC is now open to all newcomers aged 18 and above. Previously, this activity has focused on student participation, but things are changing.
To help people who have undergone career changes, self-study interests, or return to work (already other possibilities), all adults can apply to become participants in the Summer of Code.
(2) Although the duration of 2021 GSoC has been shortened to about 175 hours, with the return of medium and large projects, it is expected that GSoC 2022 will be relaxed to about 350 hours.
For people who have not performed well due to the tight time of GSoC 2021, GSoC 2022 will be a good place to have more reasonable time to complete related work.
(3) GSoC 2022 will also usher in an in-depth adjustment of the holding time. Google has been holding 12 weeks from June to 18th, but GSoC will open a 22-week option for large-scale projects on a 12-week basis.
All organizations and individuals participating in GSoC 2022 can discuss whether to extend the project deadline to 22 weeks reasonably.