The next phase of Google's Summer of Code reveals that Google is sponsoring stipends for 18 Drupal developers. Out of this total of US$ 90,000 in stipends, US$ 4,500 goes to each of the selected student developers and US$ 500 goes to the Drupal Association or to the mentors who guide the students.

Each of the 18 students is working on a different project, including a Drupal first. The father-son team of Jim and Jimmy Berry will work on one of the projects together, bringing the idea of the Drupal family up to a new level.

For information on the 18 projects, the students behind them and the mentors, see the official Drupal announcement. Many more open source and CMS-related projects were selected for the Google Summer of Code as well, including PHP, Joomla!, Plone and others.