The term “Open Source” refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly and/or user-accessible and generally free. A large amount of the Open Source stuff is for coders. Thankfully: Google Open Source INCLUDES BOTH products for geeks and “download-and-go” content for the non Tech end user. It is this wide cross section of content which makes Google Open Source unique.
From their official Youtube description: “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. Google Open Source is tasked with maintaining a healthy relationship with free and open source communities. We do this by releasing Google-created code, providing vital infrastructure, and by creating new open source contributors through programs like Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in.” More: https://www.youtube.com/user/googleOSPO/about
Google has released over 20 million lines of code and over 900 projects. Many Google engineers work on open source projects full time, and even more use their 20% time to create new projects or contribute to their favorite existing projects. This list features some of our best-known projects. And see: News about Google’s open source student programs and software releases.
Why this blog?
I was a long time fan of paid software TILL EVERYONE GOT FORCED TO USE CLOUD BASED versions of paid programs. Forced to have open ports to large corporations and the CD or a one time download (which gave so much autonomy) was no longer. This blog allows me to find what is new, for my needs, and may help you too.
You will discover other projects that I am working on here.
– Updated June 5th, 2017 by A. Blum