To be part of the open source community, we need to give back. Through our financial support, public programs, and services, we aim to keep the ecosystem strong. Google knows the value of open source and those who contribute to it, so take a look through our available programs and services and see how you can participate! While many of these efforts are focused on introducing new people to open source, we also have programs to support existing contributors on their involvements.

Google Summer of Code is a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development. GSoC Contributors work with an open source organization on a 12+ week programming project under the guidance of mentors.

Season of Docs provides support for open source projects to improve their documentation and gives professional technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in open source.

OSS-Fuzz is a free fuzzing-as-a-service platform for popular open source projects, 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.

Open Source Insights repeatedly examines sites such as github.com, npmjs.com, and pkg.go.dev to find up-to-date information about open source software packages and builds the full dependency graph from scratch for each package, connecting it to the packages it depends on and to those that depend on it. The Open Source Insights page for each package shows the full dependency graph and updates it every day. The information provided can help you make informed decisions about using, building, and maintaining your software.

Google’s Patch Rewards program rewards researchers and developers up to USD$20,000 for improving security in open source projects, and provides up to USD$30,000 in upfront financial support to allow OSS projects to prioritize security work.

We participate in and support numerous open source organizations that play a critical role in keeping open source sustainable, focusing on community and core internet infrastructure.