On Tuesday, Google launched its new website for Open Source projects under of roof. This new website “opensource.google.com” has brought all the Google Open Source initiatives along with the information. These codes will still live on GitHub and Google’s self-hosted Git services.
A software engineer at Google’s Open Source Programs, Will Norris said, “This new site showcases the breadth and depth of our love for open source. It will contain the expected things: our programs, organizations 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,”.
This means that Google wants people to work on how tech company releases their new projects and how to handle third-party projects and how to submit patches of projects. Last part is more interesting that this site is also publishing a number of its document about how to use open source.
The blog also said, “In 2014, we helped form the TODO Group, which provides a forum to collaborate and share best practices among companies that are deeply committed to open source. Inspired by many discussions we’ve had over the years, today we are publishing our internal documentation for how we do open source at Google.”
Google’s recent open source like Kubernetes and TensorFlow, which have already created large ecosystems which will help other companies to release their internal codes as open source for others.