Google announces Summer of Code projects
The suspense is over for Google Summer of Code (SoC) 2007 hopefuls. The list is out and Google has accepted 900 applications from a pool of about 6,200.
The SoC program funds open source development by students, with mentoring organizations overseeing and guiding students through the development process. Google stands to pay out up to $4.5 million if all of the projects reach completion -- not including the administrative costs of running the SoC 2007 program.
Google originally planned to accept 600 projects, but Google's open source team member Leslie Hawthorn writes on the Google Developer Blog that the company decided to fund 900 due to the "particularly high quality" of the applications. "Rather than turn these brilliant students away, we increased the number of students we accepted to over 900."
The KDE project is happy to announce the selection of 40 KDE projects for the Google Summer of Code 2007. This is the third consecutive year that KDE is participating in the initiative. Though Thiago Macieira, KDE's Summer of Code co-ordinator, states that reviewing the 213 submissions was difficult, Aaron Seigo, member of the KDE e.V. board, has the "highest confidence in the final list, with ambitious and exciting new technology and functionality set to grace the KDE desktop, which is very fitting with what we are trying to achieve with the KDE 4 vision". Read on for more information about the selected projects.
We are happy to announce that the following nine students have been accepted to
work on projects under the Gentoo umbrella for this years Summer of Code: