Linked by David Adams on Thu 20th Mar 2008 16:23 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
General Development Google announced the participating Open Source Projects this Monday. Following that, students are encouraged to select projects they are interested in and submit their work proposals from March 24 to 31. Among the participating projects are: Debian, DragonFly BSD, ES operating system, FreeBSD, Gentoo, GNU Hurd, Haiku, Linux, NetBSD, and openSuse. Overall, projects range from kernel hacking to web applications. Last year, 900 students were accepted, with Google paying them and their mentoring projects up to USD 4.5 Million.
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by sakeniwefu on Thu 20th Mar 2008 20:36 UTC in reply to "HURD"
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People don't want to work in Vaporware.
The HURD project code requires a complete rewrite and has not ever worked. The project web is 5 or 7 years old and even Debian is not supporting it anymore.
If the GNU people want to see a progress in HURD they should first get their own developers working on it to get something. Once they have something that boots and that is not going to be replaced by the next fad in microkernels the next month, people will contribute to it.

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