Google Open Source
Bringing better technology to the world by promoting open source.
Google believes that open source is good for everyone. By being open and freely available, it enables and encourages collaboration and the development of technology, solving real world problems.
We use thousands of open source projects to build scalable and reliable products.
We have released millions of lines of code under open source licenses for others to use.
We believe that a healthy ecosystem is important for the sustainability of open source for all.
2,000 Projects and Counting
At Google, we’ve always used open source to innovate. We want to give something back; we enjoy being a part of the community. We often release code to push the industry forward or share best practices we developed. But sometimes, it's just fun and interesting code. The list of projects we've released and contribute to is long and continues to grow.Explore projects
“Google's embrace of open source has been important to me as an engineer in ways I can't express. It's fantastic!”
Rob Pike, Distinguished Engineer
“Without open source software, the entire internet as we know it would not exist.”
Chris DiBona, Director of Open Source
“Open source is about working together to make better software and a better world.”
Sarah Novotny, Program Manager
Community is Important
Google understands that to be a part of the open source community, we need to give back. Through our financial support and student outreach programs, we aim to keep the ecosystem strong.Learn More
How We Do It
In the spirit of openness, we are sharing the internal documentation that helps Googlers use, patch, and release open source software.Learn More
Google Open Source Blog
Google Code-in 2018
We are excited to announce the 9th annual Google Code-in contest! Students ages 13 to 17 can learn about software development by contributing to open source projects with mentorship from active developers. Over 8,100 students from across 107 countries have participated since the program began.Read more
Building great open source documentation
Incomplete and confusing documentation is the top complaint about open source software, so technical writers across Google are working together to change that. They'll be sharing what they learn along the way, starting with this brief guide.Read more
A new home for Google Open Source
Free and open source software has been part of Google's technical and organizational foundation since the beginning. We've launched a new website for Google Open Source that ties together all of our initiatives with information on how we use, release, and support open source.Read more