I haven't seen any threads about this, so here goes.
Google Summer of Code 2011 is now accepting submissions! To participate, a so-called mentoring organization has to:
- Submit an ideas list by March 11th
- Have an administrator available who can appoint a mentor, respond to inquiries within 48 hours, ensure deadlines are met
- Have a mentor (if one drops out the administrator can appoint a new one) to review code and answer questions for the student (the mentor can also be a group of people)
The organization does not have to be a legal entity, an open-source project like Bitcoin is fine.
So, do we have several ideas suitable for a GSoC project? Secondly, to the senior developers here: Are any of you available to act as our representative to Google?
More information: http://www.google-melange.com/