Last year I was fortunate enough to be one of the coders COSS hired to code for an open source project. My project of choice was Scribus. Now it’s your turn. COSS is extending the deadline for Kesäkoodi 2007 applications. So if you think you can fill in their requirements submit your application to COSS. If you would like to apply but don’t know what to do you can always contact me at [riku ät scribus dot info] for ideas (my ideas will be Scribus related). I’ll be happy to work as your mentor in a Scribus related project.

From KK2007 FAQ:

WTH is this?

COSS and a number of companies are hiring students to code in open source projects.

And it works actually how?

Here’s it short: The hacker first chooses an intresting open source project in which she / he is willing to contribute in and preferably consults a representative of the project about a suitable programming task. Based on this, the hacker will then create a project for her/himself, makes a project plan and sends an application to Summercode 2007. A panel consisting of representatives of FILOSI universities and institutes will pick the finalists, see criteria. Finalists can correct and polish their plans and make a throughout and short presentation of it for the final, where the representatives of funders will pick the chosen hackers, who’ll be announced shortly after the event. The summer is reserved for hacking and documenting and the fee is paid monthly if the project is advancing as planned.