Google has launched a bid to attract more students to the open-source software world by offering a cash award to those who complete a project by the end of the summer.
The "Summer of Code" project sees the search giant team up with a number of open-source foundations and offer a $4500 reward for those taking part. Applications will be approved on June 14, with September 1 the deadline for work on projects. A number of possible jobs for students have already been posted.
"Google believes that there are more open-source developers out in the world waiting to be discovered and that this program might help reveal who they are," the website says. "We have allocated enough funds for up to 200 participants in the programme."