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Linux.com: Growing Pains for Google's Summer of Code

Sep 18, 2006, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As the second Google Summer of Code (SOC) winds down, most participants agree: the program, which pays selected students to work on a free or open source software (FOSS) project for three months, is a unique and exciting opportunity, but needs to continue efforts to become more organized. Those who were previously involved tend to agree that this year was less chaotic than last year. However, whether they are organizers at Google or students or members of mentoring organizations (the projects accepting students), most participants this year also see the need for more structure. Many of them also offer concrete advice about how participants can get more out of the program if it happens next year.

"Part of the reason for the growing pains is the sheer size of the program..."

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