Applications for this summer's GSoC will be starting on Monday. As many of you know Xerces has participated the last three years. Looking forward to the opportunity again.
I'm planning on posting a couple project ideas or so for Xerces-J. If you're also interested in being a mentor feel free to add your own ideas to the Wiki, and if you're a student interested in participating we'd like to hear from you with your ideas.
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
Luciano Resende <email@example.com> wrote on 03/19/2009 05:52:29 PM:
> Dear PMC,
> It's now official, Google has announced that The Apache Software
> Foundation was selected as one of the participating organization in
> the GSoC 2009 program. This is an excellent opportunity for Apache, as
> it allows projects to build/increase its community, it also help
> students to learn about open source, about Apache Software Foundation
> and how to do things the "Apache Way".
> Please start advertising the program and discussing project ideas with
> your project community. Then add your project ideas to the ASF GSoC
> 2009 Official Project Ideas page , as this is going to be the most
> visible place for students. Per GSoC 2009 timeline, Students should
> officially start applying for these ideas on March 23.
> ASF Members and committers can volunteer to be mentors in the GSoC
> 2009 program (see  for more details about being a mentor). We
> invite all mentors and GSoC interested parties to subscribe to the
> firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list  to coordinate work between mentors,
> ask questions and get updates related to GSoC 2009 program.
> Please, feel free to forward this announce to any appropriate dev@ or
> users@ lists so your larger community can hear about the GSoC 2009
>  http://wiki.apache.org/general/SummerOfCode2009
>  http://wiki.apache.org/general/SummerOfCodeMentor
>  mailto:email@example.com
> Luciano Resende