Google Summer of Code 2008

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a mentoring organization for Google’s 2008 Summer of Code program. Are you interested in parsers, source code analysis and/or software development metrics? Then apply now!.

We hope you’ll be as excited as we are to shed light on open source software development. Successful contributions will be run against the billions of lines of code Ohloh processes. If that’s not enough – just think of the massive kudos you’ll earn ;-).

We’ve outlined some project ideas on our Ohcount Project Ideas page. Give us a shout if you have any questions about the info there. We’re also curious to hear alternative ideas about how you’d like to contribute to Ohcount. In the end, any interesting metric you’d want to derive from analyzing raw source code is interesting to us – bring it up. A general code complexity metric would be pretty cool, for example. Note that we strongly favor metrics that can apply to most programming languages. A Dylan code beauty metric, for example, wouldn’t fly.

You can reach us by emailing info@ohloh.net, or, if you prefer a more informal chat, ping me on IM using jabber contact ‘jasonallen@gmail.com’. Good luck to all applicants, we look forward to working with you.

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