Tux Paint Project Participating in Google Summer of Code

(Davis, CA — April 21, 2008) The Tux4Kids project, which includes Tux Paint, was accepted as a mentoring organization in this year's Google Summer of Code program, in which students worldwide can apply to help improve dozens of Open Source software applications, in return for a cash stipend upon completion of their work.

Google has announced the accepted proposals in this year's Google Summer of Code program. Tux4Kids had to choose 11 applications (out of 133 proposals made by 90 students) — six of which were allocated to work advancing Tux Paint.

The Tux Paint team wishes to congratulate to those few we could accept, and thank the other countless students who sent in great proposals which we sadly did not have enough mentors to support.

About Tux Paint

Tux Paint is an award-winning Open Source drawing program aimed at children aged 3 to 12 years old. It runs natively on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X, Nokia 770 Internet tablets, Sharp Zaurus PDAs, Sun Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD and BeOS platforms, and has been translated to over 70 languages. It can be downloaded free of charge from the Tux Paint website. For further information, visit: www.tuxpaint.org and www.newbreedsoftware.com

Contact Bill Kendrick for more information.

URL for this press release: http://www.tuxpaint.org/latest/gsoc-200804.php