We certainly don't want a "too many cooks" situation, but this may be something to consider:
We definitely should do this. We did try unsuccessfully back in 2013:http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/Google_Summer_of_Code_-_OpenEMR
(Note we did the application last minute, so did not do a very good job.)
We should start working on and plan it very far in advance.
All organizations wishing to be a part of GSoC 2017 must complete their application by February 9, 2017 12:00 (Eastern Standard Time).
Maybe next year! Should have looked more closely before posting.
ctakes will be making disciples by then