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NewsForge: Google’s Summer of Code Concludes

“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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