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.
Google 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]