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Google Invested Once More In Open Source Lab

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| If Google’s initial $350,000 pledge to Oregon State University’s Open Source 
| Lab wasn’t enough, take note. Numerous news sources of Oregonian relation, 
| and now the Associated Press, have relayed information from Oregon State 
| University to the effect that the Web giant donated an additional $300,000 to 
| the incubator.    



Google spice brings out open source aroma

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| It's summer in the United States which means Google's annual season of code
| is in swing. This event has run over the past three years and is by all
| measures a successful happening.


Announcing Freedom Summer of Code

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| What is the Freedom Summer of Code?
| Modeled after the successful Google Summer of Code, the Freedom Summer of
| Code adds a radical social justice twist. We will be working with select tech
| activist organizations to generate interesting ideas as well as help people
| develop several projects over the next three months.
| The Freedom Summer of Code aims to advance critical movement technology
| projects and tools that benefit a wide-variety of radical social justice
| organizations and movements; inspire developers to become more interested in
| directly participating in social-justice tech organizations; contributes
| back, for the benefit of all, to the free software world which sustains us
| while simultaneously honoring individual’s labor; increases the social
| ownership and democratic control over information, ideas, technology, and the
| means of communication; empowers organizations and individuals to use
| technology in struggles for liberation. We are developing software that is
| geared specifically to the needs of network organizing and democratic
| collaboration, providing new services that greatly enhance your security and
| privacy.


Debian is participating in the 2008 Google Summer of Code

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| The Debian project is proud to announce that it has again been accepted by
| Google as a mentor organisation for the Summer of Code programme. We have
| been allocated twelve tasks for this year. Google will fund the students
| mentioned here to work full time on those tasks during their summer vacation,
| from May 26th to August 18th. They will be guided and evaluated during this
| time by a team of Debian developers.    


Google Summer of Code 2008 Takes 1,125 Developers

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| or Google Summer of Code (SoC) 2008, Google is paying for 1,125 student
| developers, which is an increase from the 900 students the program took in
| 2007. Those students will work with 175 Free and Open Source Projects as
| mentors to  help improve and expand their development.  

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