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Everyone Benefits

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.

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We use thousands of open source projects to build scalable and reliable products.

Release

We have released millions of lines of code under open source licenses for others to use.

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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.

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“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 Rob Pike, Distinguished Engineer

“Without open source software, the entire internet as we know it would not exist.”

Chris DiBona, Director of Open Source Chris DiBona, Director of Open Source

“Open source is about working together to make better software and a better world.”

Sarah Novotny, Program Manager 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.

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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.

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A new home for Google Open Source

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.

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Google Code-in 2018

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.

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Google Code-in 2018
OpenMetrics project accepted into CNCF Sandbox

OpenMetrics project accepted into CNCF Sandbox

OpenMetrics, a specification for storing and transmitting metrics, has been accepted into the CNCF Sandbox. As a standardization effort with contributors from Google Cloud and many other vendors, the CNCF Sandbox helps by providing a neutral forum for collaborators.

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