March 19, 2011 posted by S.P.Zeidler
Google Summer of Code is a program that offers student developers stipends for a 3 month programming project with the participating open source mentoring organization of their choice.
NetBSD is among the 175 projects chosen to be mentor organizations for Google Summer of Code 2011.
Look at the list of suggested projects, and if you are eligible to participate, hit the appropriate mailing list(s) to discuss those projects that appeal to you. If you have a project idea that is not listed: it's entirely allowed™ to propose your own project. Please also discuss your own project idea on the appropriate mailing list before applying for it.
If you're not eligible but know people who are and who would be interested in working on a project, but are too shy to apply: nudge them :)
And lastly: if you are eligible and want to participate, but the projects possible in NetBSD are really not in your current scope: there are 174 other worthy projects where the set of programming languages you know today may be highly welcome.