Google Summer of Code starting
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As published on the Google Open Source blog the application period for mentoring organizations for GSoC starts now. The ASF is already in the process of applying. If you are a student, looking for an interesting project to work on during the coming summer - you might consider participating in GSoC. It does give you are great opportunity to get in touch with successful free software projects, learn how to work in global teams, improve your communication skills and last but not least show and publish your fantastic coding skills.
If you want to learn more on Why you should contribute to open source, the article by Shalin Shekhar Mangar is a great summary of some of the reasons why people work on open source projects.