Haiku have been allocated eight students for this years Google Summer of Code program. Overall, 417 mentoring organizations applied and 3731 students submitted 5474 proposals. Haiku is proud to be one of 175 accepted mentoring organizations, with 35 submitted proposals and 8 accepted students!
The Haiku Operating System is the open source resurrection of BeOS, the Be Operating System. The project started in 2001 under the name OpenBeOS and changed it's name in 2004 to Haiku to circumvent any legal issues. The kernel is a fork of the NewOS kernel written by an ex-Be engineer. The Haiku team focussed on binary compatibity to BeOS 5 and started to replace single parts of the system with an open source alternative.