The Outreachy project has selected work on Debian packaging for Osmocom for the Dec 2017 to Mar 2018 Outreachy Interns
You can read the related announcement at the outreachy announce mailing list
Kira "kobr" Obrezkova will be working on this, with Debian developer Thorsten Alteholz as mentor.
Congratulations, Kira! Thanks to Thorsten Alteholz for mentoring as well as to Outreachy and its sponsors!
In Osmocom, we have made tremendous progress during 2016 and 2017 in re-structuring our code base, with a proper 3GPP AoIP interface between BSC and MSC, the split-up of OsmoNITB, the externalization of the HLR and full 3G integration. This has had lots of fall-out in terms of packaging, and it's important to have the new post-NITB architecture packaged properly in upstream Debian.
Outreachy provides three-month internships for people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and have a $500 travel stipend available to them. Interns work remotely with mentors from Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science.