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Google Summer of Code 2009 opens up with Melange

Mar 10, 2009, 16:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"The SoC started off in 2005 with an allocation for 200 students and a budget of $1 million, which ultimately grew to 410 students that same year.

"In 2008 it grew to a staggering 1,125 students which totaled an open source cash infusion of at least $5.6 million dollars.

"2009 is a recession year -- even for Google, so initially (at least), Google is capping the number of students for the SoC at 1,000. In terms of mentoring organizations Google worked with 175 different groups in 2008 and expects a slighlty lower number for 2009."

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