Thursday, March 17, 2005

Google courts open-source developers

Google courts open-source developers
By David Becker, CNET
Published on ZDNet News: March 17, 2005, 12:14 PM PT

Google has launched a new site intended to serve as a central resource for developers working on applications related to the popular search engine.

The new Google Code will be a repository for source code, application programming interfaces, or APIs, and other tools to assist developers working on Google-related projects, according to a welcome note on Thursday from Chris DiBona, Google's open-source program manager and former editor of "News for Nerds" site Slashdot.

The site also will profile current and ongoing projects, DiBona said, to give developers a better sense of what's happening in the Google universe. "One thing we really wanted to put up on Google Code was a way of bringing recognition to those people and groups who have created programs that use our APIs or the code we have released," he said.


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