Google to invest 70,000 USD in Drupal

Rumor has it that Google will sponsor 14 Drupal developer stipends in this year's Summer of Code program (SoC). To inspire young developers to work on FOSS projects during the summer, Google will provide a stipend of 5,000 USD to each student developer, of which 4,500 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to Drupal project (or to the mentors). With 14 accepted applications this adds up to a 70,000 USD investment over a three-month period.

We're still waiting for an official announcement from Google, but the screenshot below shows that 14 projects appear to have been approved.

Google soc projects
A screenshot of Google's mentor administration panel which shows the accepted applications.

Thanks to Google, Drupal's SoC organizers and the 36 Drupal mentors to bring on board a range of fresh talents.


Derrick Shields (not verified):

I hope this is true. Drupal is by far the best open source CMS around, and I'd love to see more support go into it... Making it only better.

May 25, 2006
Taran (not verified):

Now THAT is very, very, VERY cool if it happens.

May 25, 2006
chx (not verified): that is fourteen accepted applications. It looks like 18 applications because they listed timcn's application five times. Once per mentor.

May 27, 2006