Google takes over the world

While reading up on the 'infamous' GoogleX display, I saw this post at the google blog about Google:Code.

Code.google.com is our site for external developers interested in Google-related development. It’s where we’ll publish free source code and lists of our API services.

Interestingly, the projects are being hosted at Sourceforge. I would think that google could provide their own open-source server/utilities. But as the FAQ says, the devs like SF.

You can also check out the Google API page. As I read in a recent interview with the Flickr crew, creating & publishing your API does wonders to draw in hobbyists, free development and cool projects.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.