Copy and Paste from the Kodi Foundation:

We are excited to announce that Kodi has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2017 project! Students, as of the time of this publication, you have about 2 or 3 weeks to start thinking about project ideas.
If you are a student interested in applying, please head over to our project Ideas page and begin thinking about what you might like to hack on. Also, visit our GSOC 2017 subforum and feel free to submit ideas or just introduce yourself.
We’re ready to get going this summer and to see what ideas you come up with!



Source: Kodi Foundation