Google announced yesterday (Leap Day) that the openSUSE Project has been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code. University students can spend their summer break writing code and learning about open source development with openSUSE while earning money through Google’s 12-year old, annual international program.
“Mentoring is a big part of the openSUSE culture,” said Richard Brown, the chairman of the openSUSE Board. “To be selected as a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code is an immense honor. The value GSoC brings is immeasurable because it does more than just support students learning and contributing to open source; it teaches them to build interpersonal skills while doing something technically challenging and gives them an opportunity to use their theoretical knowledge from university studies to solve real-world problems.”
A list of available projects and points of contacts for students interested in openSUSE can be found at 101.opensuse.org.
Read more at openSUSE News