– Introduction to Open Source

Google has launched a new educational site at that offers a succinct and approachable introduction to open source software and licensing.

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.

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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