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Google Launches "Google Code" Web Site: Code.Google.com

"We Really Care About Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) At Google"

"One thing we really wanted to put up on Google Code," writes Chris DiBona, Google's Open Source Program Manager, on the new Code.Google.com web site for external developers interested in Google-related development, "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."

Accordingly, DiBona continues:

"If you have one that you'd like to nominate, let us know via [email protected]. We're going to feature a new one every week or so and we'll send a fabulous, always fashionable, t-shirt to the maintainers as a small way of saying thank you! You can subscribe to the featured application feed in your favorite aggregator as well, in case you want to see what kinds of new software is being written."

The new site includes a "Featured Project Link," the first of which is PyGoogle, a Python module wrapper for the Google Web APIs.

"It's where we'll publish free source code and lists of our API services," Google said as it unveiled the site, adding: "We really care about free and open source software (F/OSS) at Google, and this site is one aspect of that affection."

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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