$4,000 Donation Received from Google for GSoC 2007 Participation
Haiku's application to the GSoC was accepted for the first time in 2007, and Google assigned us eight student slots, for Haiku projects covering areas as varied as the network stack, USB, Firewire, a package installer, a new scheduler and more (here is a summary of the results). Needless to say, we will be applying for GSoC 2008 next year as well, and plan to mobilize the community again as soon as Google announces the details of next year's program.
Finally, we also want to give special thanks to Axel Dörfler, Oliver Ruiz Dorantes, Jérôme Duval, Stephan Aßmus, Ryan Leavengood and François Revol, all of whom volunteered as mentors to make it possible for Haiku to have as many as eight students in our GSoC debut. Oliver, Ryan and Stephan were later invited to the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit held last October 6th at the Google Mountain View headquarters, where they proudly represented the Haiku project among many mentors from other open source projects.