Google invites open source organizations to propose ideas that could benefit the world, and asks the organizations to mentor students to develop these ideas and released them as FOSS (free and open source software).
When a student is selected for the program, they work during their summer vacation and receive $5000, a t-shirt, swag and a participation certificate from Google.
To give you a better perspective about this wonderful effort, here’s an introductory video from one of the participating mentoring organizations for this year’s program:
And here’s a video from Chris DiBona, the manager for the program at Google, on the history and the impact Google’s Summer of Code has had on the open source community.
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to ask in the comments below.
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