OpenCog, by far, has the most potential of any open source project to date.
Many, or probably most of the GSoC projects are very specific if not even
Reasons that I can think of why Google didn't choose OpenCog this year is
that they don't realize the importance and/or they may not have enough love
to spread - meaning they want to hit other non-GSoC'ed projects. I know of
one new project... But OpenCog can affect many of the other projects in a
big way. So Google may not realize this and how big of an effect OpenCog can
have. Not sure what their criteria is.
> From: Ben Goertzel [mailto:b...@goertzel.org
> Hi all,
> The OpenCog project was chosen for Google Summer of Code in 2008 and
> 2009, and it seemed to go well, with a number of highly successful
> projects each year, and very few total failures.
> But for some reason, OpenCog was not chosen for GSoC 2010! We are
> appreciative that they chose us for 2008 and 2009, but we'd like to
> keep going in the program!
> We have started a petition aimed at getting OpenCog included in GSoC
> 2010. I don't know what the odds of success are but I figure it can't
> hurt; and even if it doesn't help for 2010 maybe it will get us back
> in the program for 2011.
> If you'd like to be part of the petition leave your name and email here:
> It's an EtherPad which means no login is required to add to the
> Definitely, if you might be a student or mentor for OpenCog GSoC this
> year or in later years, you should sign the petition...
> Thanks much
> Ben Goertzel