=== Why is your organization applying to participate in Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by participating? ===
Octave has participated during the last three years
under the auspices of the GNU project. Due to the success of those experiences, where many
members of the Octave community helped mentor the students, we are trying again to enter GSoC as a participating organization.
We hope to
get good code from interested students and ideally establish new continuing collaborations. We also want to raise awareness of
Octave in the free software community.
Google Summer of Code represents a unique opportunity to
improve both core Octave and domain-specific functionality. We believe the interaction with fresh minds will bring not only new code to Octave but also will augment the developers group.
=== Did your organization participate in past Google Summer of Codes? If so, please summarize your involvement and the successes and challenges of your participation. ===