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NZ Open Source Company gets 10 students from Google

Posted by kiwiscanfly on April 24, 2007

“We are proud to say that Google has accepted SilverStripe to be one of only 113 open source projects globally suitable for the the Google Summer of Code 2007. This will see Google pay USD4500 to top students worldwide to participate in the open source programming community and add great new features to SilverStripe. We’re also very excited at being the first New Zealand organisation to make the cut since Google began running this in 2005. ”
clipped from www.silverstripe.com

  • Simple. Intuitive and user-friendly
  • Flexible. MVC framework
  • Scalable. From 1 page to a million
  • Fast. As responsive as a desktop app thanks to native Ajax support
  • Standards Compliant. Fully XHTML compliant
  • Modular. Easy to extend
  • Template Freedom. No restrictions on the look and feel of your site
  • Open source. It’s free in every sense of the word! (BSD)
  • Cross platform (Windows/Linux/Mac) and easy to install (PHP based)

“I feel SilverStripe is a great example of a well-constructed open source project. It makes innovative use of technology but it is easy to use, which is just as important for open source, so it is a good candidate for Google to support. With so much going on in the web-development arena, it will be easy for Summer of Code developers to contribute, and with the mentors having helped students in the past, we were happy to trust SilverStripe to be the first New Zealand organisation involved.”

– Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google

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