Applications have just opened for the Google Summer of Code 2010. If you are a student, please consider applying to Mozilla – either to do one of our ideas or an idea of your own. If you are not a student, please contact students you know and encourage them to apply.
If you aren’t sure whether your idea has any chance of acceptance, please feel free to email me. One hint: if you are proposing an add-on for Firefox or Thunderbird, you will have to work very hard to demonstrate unusual value with respect to the core goals of the Mozilla project. The fact that you think it’s cool and useful is not in itself a sufficient reason for us to pay you to build it. :-)