Google Open Sources Web Toolkit

Lora Bentley

Though Google has long been an open source advocate, the company has also been accused of being too stingy with its own code.


Today, however, the Internet search behemoth took another step toward changing that reputation. According to iTWire, Google is releasing its Java-based Web Toolkit, which was used to build Gmail and Google Calendar, under the Apache 2.0 open source license.


The toolkit allows applications written in Java to be converted to JavaScript and HTML. Developers will be able to more efficiently build Ajax-based applications that will work in different browsers, the story says.

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