A blog post about Google’s upcoming Summer Of Code showed up in my feed, and it mentioned something about the 212 organizations that had been selected for being mentor organizations. To my shame, I haven’t really paid a lot of attention to the past Summers of Code, other than seeing the (sometimes excellent) results somewhere on the Innertubes.
So, I browsed the list….HOLY MOLY! It’s like being a kid in a candy store with this list. Some of the names were obvious (Fedora, KDE, openSUSE, Apache, and so on), but some of these organizations were completely new to me, like open source health care tools like LibreHealth, and OpenMRS, or Open Food Facts or Open States, or even telecom tools close to my heart like OpenSIPS. It’s a very cool list and a reminder of just how dynamic, varied, and far-reaching the Open Source community has become in the last decade.