If you or any other student is interested in contributing to the development of FreeBSD and get paid for doing so, have a look at the FreeBSD Summer of Code 2009 page. You can find here general information, info on past projects, sample project ideas, guidelines etc etc.
Key dates to note:
- March 23 - Student application period opens
- April 3 - Student application deadline.
- April 15 – The End of applications
- April 20 - ccepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2009 site
- May 23 – Project officially began
- July 6 - Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations
- July 13 - Mid-term evaluations deadline
- August 10 – Suggested ‘pencils down’ date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc.
- August 17 - Firm ‘pencils down’ date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google
- August 24 – final assessment deadline
- August 25 - Final results of GSoC 2009 announced
- September 3 - Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google