The Google Summer of Code 2008 is on, and we are part of it again this year. Thanks to the participation of various individuals in the community, particularly our GSoC admin Bruno G. Albuquerque and those who volunteered to become mentors, we have been accepted as a mentor organization for second year in a row. Once again, we are joining this many open source projects chosen by Google to take part in this great program.
What is the Google Summer of Code and why does Haiku want to participate?
The Google Summer of Code is a program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Participation in this program gives Haiku an opportunity to have one or more developers that contribute to our code base for a period of three months. It also can help grow our pool of developers, as it is not uncommon for the participating students to stay with the project after the program is completed. Finally, it raises our visibility in the open source world, something that can have a positive effect in raising the profile of the project.