How Smart is Google....this Smart
This Summer, don't let your programming skills lie fallow...Use them for the greater good of Open Source Software and computer science! Google will provide a $4500 award to each student who successfully completes an open source project by the end of the Summer. (payment details can be found in FAQ)So google funds the geeks on open source, they love Google and, on finishing their degree go work for Google which already knows what they can do.
As the traditional definition of "job" is replaced with a freelance world this is going to look very smart indeed.