Google Summer of Code is a program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects. Google works with a several open source, free software and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month-period. Historically, the program has brought together more than 6,000 students with over 300 open source projects, producing millions of lines of code. The program, which kicked off in 2005, is now in its eighth year, following on from a very successful 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
At Drupal community, we had been successfully participating in GSoC since the first year, 2005 (http://drupal.org/google-summer-of-code). However, our community was NOT accepted as an organization for the year of 2013.
Let's discuss what went wrong and what we can do better.