There is also a comprehensive section that contains documentation on the actual processes that the company uses internally when working on open source projects. The website brings all of its open source projects under one roof, but their codes will still live on GitHub as well as the tech giant's self-hosted git service, with the new website coming in as their central directory.
As a result, we have released thousands of projects under open source licenses ranging from larger products like TensorFlow, Go, and Kubernetes to smaller projects such as Light My Piano, Neuroglancer and Periph.io. While this new project is obviously meant to showcase Google's projects, the company says it also wants to use it to provide "a look under the hood" of how it "does" open source.
The topics these documents now cover include information about Google's release process for new projects, how to submit patches to other projects and how the company handles third-party open source projects it uses internally. While a few of them are fully supported, some of them are just experimental or for fun. With so many projects spread across 100 GitHub organizations and our self-hosted Git service, it can be hard to see the scope and scale of our open source footprint.
The complete catalog of Google's open source projects can be found here. Or, anyone who wants to know how big companies handle open source. For many of these projects we are also adding information about how they are used inside Google.
"In addition to the how, it outlines why we do the things the way we do, such as why we only use code under certain licenses or why we require contributor licence agreements for all patches we receive", read the post.
Overall, said Norris, "our hope is to get more companies talking about how they do things and create more consistency across projects".
Google launched the website because it believes that open source is good for everyone.
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