There's been talks about it but now it's official: there will be a Haiku Code Drive 2009! In case you have no idea what I'm writing about, Haiku Code Drive is an opportunity for Google Summer of Code students who didn't make the cut to still work on their projects during the summer, while being paid of course, as if they were part of GSoC.

This year HCD will sponsor two students and their projects, which are:

  • Ankur Sethi - Full-text indexing and search tool for Haiku. His mentor will be Rene Gollent(yay!)
  • Tom Fairfield - Services Kit.

Haiku will pay $2500 USD for a complete project so that's a pretty good motivation :) Let's hope both these and GSoC's projects all come to a happy end and help improve Haiku further and further.