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NewsForge: Google's Summer of Code Concludes

Sep 22, 2005, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Google's Summer of Code (SOC), a program that matched computer science students with free and open source software (FOSS) projects and paid for results, is over. Despite some organizational problems, the SOC attracted an overwhelming response from both students and projects, and early indications are that the program has produced a wide range of projects and attracted a number of promising students to the FOSS communities. Whether the program will be repeated, however, remains undetermined.

"Chris DiBona, open source program manager at Google, said that the idea for the SOC came directly from Google's founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page..."

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