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NewsForge: Google Revamps Summer of Code for 2007

Feb 23, 2007, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Google's Summer of Code (SOC) will be back again this year, and this time, Google plans to take advantage of lessons learned to improve the program for everyone involved.

"Now in its third year, SOC is a program that pays students to code for free and open source software (FOSS) projects. Since the program started in 2005, more than 1,000 students have participated in more than 100 projects, and perhaps 10 times that many have applied to participate. About 80% of participants completed their projects in the previous two years, earning themselves $4,500 and the projects that mentor them $500..."

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