Google’s name need no introduction and over the time, the company has made many of its projects ‘open source’ for the developers around the world to use in their projects. Though GitHub hosts all the codes which were made open source – Google has announced a new dedicated website, that will operate as a central directory for all the projects.
opensource.google.com is the latest Google’s platform aimed at bringing all the company’s open source initiatives along with the information on how it uses, releases, and supports open source.
A couple weeks ago, Google made its JPEG encoder that reduces file sizes by 35%, open source. Read about it HERE.
Google Open Source
opensource.google is build to include all the information about the company release process for new projects, how to submit patches to other projects and how the company handles third-party open source projects.
Will Norris, software engineer at Google’s Open Source Programs Office wrote:
“This new site showcases the breadth and depth of our love for open source. It will contain the expected things: our programs, organisations we support, and a comprehensive list of open source projects we’ve released. But it also contains something unexpected: a look under the hood at how we ‘do’ open source,”
With this new initiative, it may be worth having a look at Google’s several projects and software that it makes everyday under open source licences.