In 2008 SIP Communicator had much wider acceptance both by public and the Google Summer of Code project. They were honored with 20 student projects but due to the circumstances, only 15 were selected by the project. At the end of 2008 Google Summer of Code, the team has added two permanent contributors to the project.
In 2009, the number of student applicants increased to 203 and out of those a super 10 was selected by the SIP Communicator team and they are doing great with their brains.
There are four very interesting projects (there is more to come in a second part of the post);
Growl Notifications, and Next Generation Sparkle UpdatesLooks like we have so much to do with SIP Communicator in the coming year.
Hush-hush Chats with Off The Record (OTR) Messaging
Storing Chat History and Contact Lists in a Database
Recognizing and displaying remote user agents
Great Job, Google Summer of Code and the SIP Communicator team who participated!
Google Open Source Blog: SIP Communicator's Summer of Code Adventures: Part One