In the past four years, the Haiku Project has had both the honor and privilege
of being a Mentoring Organization in Google Summer of Code™. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Project,
as it exposes Haiku to many potential youthful and energetic minds that are interested in developing Open Source Software. Even more exciting, it provides a unique opportunity of generating income for the Project while growing a handful of carefully selected students into knowledgeable and potential long-term contributors.
For this year's Google Summer of Code™ program, we at Haiku have been allocated seven students!
Initially, we were allocated six students, but through a combination of good fortune and due diligence of our administrator Matthew Madia, an extra slot was allocated in the final days! In 2010, 367 mentoring orgs applied and there were 5539 proposals submitted by students.
Of those, Haiku is one of 152 accepted organizations
and had 26 submitted proposals.