This year Scribus got 8 applications for the GSoC. Today Leslie Hawthorn from Google released the preliminary slot allocation numbers. Looks like Scribus will get three students funded by Google.
It's now time to rate the applications. This doesn't mean that all other applications will be wasted. We will most likely have some extra resources to fund three more students to finish their ideas. Some of the funding will come from the Scribus book sales (still waiting for my book, doh).
I have agreed to mentor an odt import plugin project. I've done the odt text import plugin in Scribus and thus feel comfortable enough to mentor Anoop in his project. Should be an exiting spring and summer ahead. Not even mentioning autumn when we will get the t-shirts from Google.
A few other interesting projects and their slots:
- OpenICC 3
- Inkscape 6
- Gimp 5