OSGeo announced yesterday that it had been accepted to the Summer of Code project from Google:
OSGeo is pleased to announce that Google has accepted OSGeo as mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2008 program. This program provides funding for students to work on open source projects under the support of experienced mentors. The projects participating through OSGeo are OpenLayers, GDAL, GRASS, Mapbender, Quantum GIS, MapServer, GeoServer, GeoTools, uDig, OpenJUMP/Degree.
OpenLayers being in this list means that we can accept student proposals for SoC Projects starting next week. We’ve got our list of ideas, but of course, we accept students proposing their own ideas as well!
If you’re interested or curious, please feel free to drop us a line, either on the Developers mailing list or by stopping by on irc.freenode.net / #openlayers.