The Google Summer of Code (GSOC) is a progam that has helped many open source projects. Google accepts applications from projects and provides up to $150,000 in stipends to help student developers contribute code.
Since it started in 2005, Google estimates that GSOC,
has brought together over 8,500 successful student participants from 101 countries and over 8,300 mentors from over 109 countries worldwide to produce over 50 million lines of code.
Last year, there was a 10% increase in the program to commemorate its 10th anniversary.
This year, there was been far more significant decrease in the size of the program. The number of accepted projects dropped from 190 last year to 137 this year - the lowest number for many years.
After seeing reaction to the news on Twitter, I compared the list of accepted projects in 2015 to the list from 2014. It appears that over 130 projects were dropped and over 80 new projects added.
Some the biggest names in open source weren't accepted this year, including Mozilla, WordPress, the Linux Foundation and the Tor Project. There's also a smaller group of exciting new projects that are getting GSOC support for the first time.
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