He was a friend to many of us, and will be sorely missed.
Our condolences and sympathy go out to his family and friends.
Daemon, dear friend, rest in peace.
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a program that offers students an paid opportunity to write code for several open source projects. The purpose is to benefit open source projects and encourage young developers to hack and learn. Both have a lot to gain in the end, experience and code. Google funds these students as well as the project.