Google Code: Summer of Code

Fresh from the minds at Google… They are offering a $4500 stipind to students for working on and releasing an open source project this summer. I’d love to apply, but I currently have an internship. Dang. Would this be worth losing my job over? I’m thinking probably not. But, if anyone else is interested, here’s the website:

Google Code: Summer of Code

Some other organizations that are willing to join, but may not be listed on the Google page:
Community Mapbuilder – they are developing an open source library of browser based mapping widgets
Our Media – Free hosting for media content

Also, I was in a chatroom with the contact person from Google. Here’s the transcript from the night of May 31st:


There are a whole bunch of new organizations. Almost triple what they had listed originally. Awsome.

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