Beyond the open source software we directly use and release at Google, we also work to support the sustainability of open source organizations and communities. Many of these efforts are focused on introducing new people to open source.

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code aims to bring new contributors into the open source community by providing an opportunity for university students to spend their summer working on open source. Students are paired with a mentor from a participating organization to help them along the way. Many become lifetime contributors!

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Google Season of Docs

Google Season of Docs brings technical writers and open source projects together to work on open source documentation. Together the writers and mentors from the project build new documentation sets, improve existing docs, develop much-needed tutorials, and enhance contribution processes and guides.

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OSS-Fuzz is a free fuzzing-as-a-service platform for popular open source projects, and is based on the open source ClusterFuzz. With full end-to-end automation, OSS-Fuzz uncovers security vulnerabilities and stability issues, and reports them directly to developers. To date, OSS-Fuzz has reported 15,000+ bugs in over 225 OSS projects.

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Open Source Insights

Open Source Insights is a service developed and hosted by Google to help developers better understand the structure, security, and construction of open source software packages. The service examines each package, constructs a full, detailed graph of its dependencies and their properties, and makes the results available to anyone who could benefit from them. Visit to explore your open source dependencies.

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In addition to the programs we run, we participate in and support numerous open source organizations and events throughout the community. Ranging from small grassroots efforts to established foundations, these organizations play a critical role in the world of open source.

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