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Google goes wide open with Ajax tool kit

Google has open-sourced all of the code in the Google Web Toolkit and invited non-Googlers to participate in the process, to the point of publishing internal meeting notes.

The Google Web Toolkit is a tool to help Java programmers write Ajax style Web applications.

Google released some of the code to an open source project earlier this year under the Apache 2.0 License. But on Tuesday, the company announced that it will release all the code of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and open the doors to outsiders interested in the development process.

"We'll be discussing the GWT roadmap and all technical decisions publicly, we've republished the GWT web site documentation under a Creative Commons license, and, while we're at it, we'll be publishing our team meeting notes to the contributors group," wrote Bruce Johnson, the tech lead in the project.