LetterRip writes: "Students you can now apply for the Google Summer of Code. A number of great organizations with fun projects to work on such as Blender, GIMP, GNOME and APACHE. Applications are due by April 6th at 19:00 UTC. Looking forward to your applications, and good luck."
Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.
Following the rules will not get the job done.