March 29, 2009

Google Offers Summer Stipends to College Students to Work on Open Source Projecs

Google has just announced its fifth annual Summer of Code. The company will hand out $4,500 stipends to 1,000 college students, to encourage them to spend this summer contributing to open-source projects.

Among the projects that Google has included in the program is NetSurf, a Web browser which is competing with Google’s own browser, Chrome.

developed a new open-source scheduling system, called Melange, to help the students manage their open-source work. The company is making that software available to others who want to sponsor similar projects to support open-source development.

Applications for the Summer of Code are due April 3.

[via Chronicle of Higher Education]

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