The time has come to say farewell to Melange, the website software which ran Google Summer of Code from 2009 to 2015, and Google Code-in from 2010 to 2014. Both programs have migrated to new websites.
Starting on Thursday, March 31, www.google-melange.com will become a limited static archive of what projects and tasks were completed. It will contain titles, descriptions, and display names, but no other project information. If there is any data from the site you wish to save, you should extract it now. Melange has facilitated over 11,000 students to get involved in open source software development, working on projects big and small. We encourage our users to export the data and keep it alive.
The code for Melange will continue to be open source but Google will not be doing any further development on it. We'd be pleased to hear someone forked the code and continued working on Melange as a new project.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to Melange and kept it running over the past 7 years: Aditi, Akeda, Anatoly, Andrew, Anthony, Arc, Aruna, Ashish, Augie, Chen, Dan, Daniel, David, Denys, Dmitri, Doug, Drew, Felix, Gilles, Jacob, James, Jasvir, Jenn, Johannes, John, Jonn, Kevin, Lennard, Leo, Leon, Madhusudan, Marcelo, Mario, Matthew, Mayank, Nathaniel, Orcun, Pankaj, Pawel, Piotr, Piyush, Praveen, Raul, Robert, Rylan, Savitha, Selwyn, Shikher, Simon, Sriharsha, Suyash, Sverre, Syed, Tim, Tobias, Todd, Vivek and Zachary.
Melange served us well for a long time, and we hope it enjoys its retirement!
By Stephanie Taylor, Open Source Programs