Its the time of year for Google summer of code applications. JBoss (with Fedora) has been accepted again as a mentoring organisation.
“Students” can apply to work on a project (Google pays them). The JBoss proposals (so far) are here on the wiki. (It is possible to suggest other ones). Obviously the ones on that wiki have mentors etc (keen for the drools one of course myself !).
You can read more about Googles Summer of Code thing here.
So if you are interested, please apply (or forward on to anyone else).