I'm pleased to say that the illumos project has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code program. With this program, Google pays students a stipend to work on a project with one of the program's mentoring organizations. If you're interested, have a look at the illumos projects page, contact a possible mentor, and fill out an application.
But act soon! Now is the time to talk with possible mentors about projects you might like to work on. Student applications for this program must be submitted between Mar. 28 and Apr. 8. For more info, see our projects page.
Thanks to the Google Open Source Progams Office for this great program!