Open Source Peer Bonus Program
In the same way that a Google Peer Bonus is used to recognize a fellow Googler who has gone above and beyond, an Open Source Peer Bonus recognizes external developers who have made exceptional contributions to open source. Googlers can nominate developers who they feel deserve our recognition (and some cash)!
Who can I nominate?
- External and awesome FOSS contributors
- Over 18 years old
- Working on projects created at and/or used by Google
- Developers globally, except those in any of the currently embargoed countries
Do not nominate:
- Google employees, interns or TVCs
- Individuals who have already received a peer bonus
- Federal government or public university employees in the United States
Not every nominee will be awarded. Members of the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) and a committee of engineers will review all nominees based on their contribution to projects used at Google or those originated at Google. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact emailremoved@.
How we evaluate your nominee:
- Google project relevancy
- Amount and quality of contribution
What if the person I want to nominate has been nominated before? Can they receive another peer bonus?
Starting in 2016, we’re limiting awards to one per person.
How many people can I nominate each round?
Each Googler can nominate up to three people per round. Please do not nominate someone more than once.
Will every nominee be awarded?
No. See review process above for more information.
What award will the nominee get if they are approved by the review committee?
After the review process, the awardee will receive a prepaid credit card, a thank you letter, and a certificate. However due to various legal and other restrictions we may not be able to send the money to all awardees. We’ll still send them a thank you letter together with the certificate, expressing our appreciation for their work.
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