Google/PSU Summer of Code 2006

Google generously sponsored 3 students through PSU for Summer of Code 2006. Project selection was much more challenging this year than last; Google received more submissions than last year (half-again as many) and had more sponsoring organizations than last year (2.5 times as many), making the environment for our proposals highly competitive. Many strong proposals had to be turned down for lack of resources.

Each of these students produced source code in a period from May 23rd through August 21st. The students also produced web documentation of their work, and made source repositories available to those interested in using or contributing to it. The projects were as follows…

We are extremely grateful to the Google folks, especially open source lead Chris DiBona, for giving the students the opportunity to spend a large portion of their Summer developing their open source projects in a productive environment. Let's hope Google finds their way clear to do this again soon!