As you might or might not know, the XMPP Standards Foundation has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the 2010 edition of the Google Summer of Code. Amongst others, specific project proposals for the IgniteRealtime community are available. They are being discussed in GSoC 2010 Projects. The deadline for student applications is next Friday (April 9th, 19:00 UTC). If you are interested, head over to the XSF wiki for more information!