Summer of Code

Wow, what a week. First off, we’d like to wish all our readers a (slightly belated) Happy and Prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

Suba Aluth Avuruddak Weva!

Apart from stepping in to a New Year however, something else happened last week, and something pretty awesome at that. Three of our very own were selected for Google Summer of Code 2007.

Over the next few months, Amila, Lakshan and Laknath are going to spend their time working for three FOSS projects.

Amila will be putting together a new core theme for the popular CMS Drupal, while Lakshan will be hacking some web mashup goodness for SilverStripe, a newer CMS. Finally, Laknath will be working with the people at Gnome to put together a new document editor for Project Mallard.

So, congratulations guys – we’re really excited for you. In fact, we haven’t been this excited since we first got broadband. Here’s to a summer of squashed bugs, completed milestones, and lots of good, solid, code.