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25 August 2010, 12:42

Google's 6th Summer of Code wraps up

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GSoC 2010 Logo Google has officially ended its sixth annual Google Sumer of Code (GSoC) event. Each year Google seeks students and mentors from the FLOSS community to take part in it's annual GSoC event, which takes place over a period of three months.

This year more than 2,000 mentors and over 1,000 students from almost 70 countries participated in the GSoC event in which Google offers stipends to university students to write and develop code for various open source projects. According to a post on the Open Source at Google blog by OS program manager Carol Smith, 89% of students working to improve the code bases of 150 projects passed their final evaluations, 4% more than last year. As in 2008 and 2009, the budget for the 2010 GSoC contest was $5 million. Statistics for this year and the previous 5 events are available on the Overview of GSoC Program Statistics page.

More details about this years Google Summer of Code can be found on its open source programs web page. Lists of student projects and organisations that were accepted to Google Summer of Code 2010 are also available. In the coming weeks Google will publish more extensive program statistics and reports to the Google Open Source Blog.

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