For the first time that I can remember, WordPress has been rejected from the Google Summer Of Code mentor ship program. This was an unexpected move, especially considering how WordPress has been a part of the program for the past few years. As you read through the comments of the post, quite a few people have expressed disappointment. However, if the experimental approach to WordPress development that is currently taking place with 3.4 via the aspect of teams is successful, WordPress could conduct a mini Summer Of Code event with each major release of the software, minus the big paycheck. It would also eliminate the age restriction that is currently part of the Google Summer Of Code. It’s unclear as to why WordPress was rejected but the reason is expected to be given at a meeting within the next week or so.