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Google, Partners Plan Open Source Blitz In Australia

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| Now, Google and its partners hope to break Microsoft’s stranglehold down 
| under. The effort starts November 7. 



Moratuwa University: Top of the world

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| The GSoC programme is a global software development competition organised by
| the open-source software promoting and search engine giant Google. Students
| from Universities all over the world are invited to apply for the
| competition, where successful applicants are awarded stipends of US$ 4500
| each to write code for various open source software projects of renowned
| organisations.
| Google, in collaboration with several free and open source software and
| technology-related groups, identifies and funds projects over a three- month
| period. Since its inception in 2005, the GSoC programme has brought together
| over 1,500 students from all parts of the world with over 130 open source
| projects to create millions of lines of code. Since its inception in 2005,
| countries such as USA, India, Canada, China and Germany, which are in the
| pinnacle of programming expertise, have been key players in the GSoC
| programme.


Debian Weekly News - May 9th, 2008

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| The Debian Project announced to participate again in Googles Summer of Code
| Program. Twelve students will get the opportunity to work on different
| projects during their summer vacation while Google will fund them.


Games : Games at Google Summer of Code 2008

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| Google has published a list of mentoring organizations and projects for
| Google Summer of Code 2008. Quite a few gaming and gaming-related projects
| have made it again this year:
|     * Battle for Wesnoth - ideas
|     * BZFlag - ideas
|     * Crystal Space - ideas
|     * OGRE - ideas
|     * ScummVM - ideas
|     * Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) - ideas
|     * Thousand Parsec - ideas
|     * Tux4Kids - ideas
|     * WorldForge - ideas


Google readies Summer of Code 2008

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| Google is preparing its fourth Summer of Code programme in which students
| spend the summer working on development projects with various open source
| groups.

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