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On 2/26/08, Matthew M. Burke <> wrote:
>  Google has just announced the summer of code program for this summer
>  (  This will be the fourth summer they
>  are running the program.  SOC is an opportunity for various open source
>  software projects to get students to work on project's of interest with
>  Google paying the student a fairly nice summer stipend and a smaller
>  stipend to the mentoring organization.
>  I am more than happy to coordinate this effort and to deal with the
>  paperwork if others think it's worthwhile.  (Obviously I do or else I
>  wouldn't be mentioning it on the list :)  The first step IMNSHO is to
>  brainstorm several tasks we would want a student to work on.  Obviously
>  working on the Lua core is out, but there are a lot of other
>  possibilities.  In fact, helping to develop almost any of the projects
>  at Lua Forge are good candidates.
>  The benefits are as follows: good exposure for Lua (ok, only a benefit
>  if you think Lua should be exposed :), good experience for student(s),
>  and the opportunity for moving some pet project forward.

I've filled out a number of the questions that were on the application
page, but it would help to get some other eyes from the community, as
well as other people who are a bit closer to the "overseeing body" to
answer some of the questions.  I've also posted one of the specific
projects I'm interested in mentoring.

We really shoudn't sit on this and we should plan to have the
application submitted prior to the deadline to ensure that we're

- Jim