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"Title": "The Go Project",
"Path": "/project/"
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Go is an open source project developed by a team at
<a href="//">Google</a> and many
<a href="/CONTRIBUTORS">contributors</a> from the open source community.
Go is distributed under a <a href="/LICENSE">BSD-style license</a>.
<h3 id="announce"><a href="//">Announcements Mailing List</a></h3>
A low traffic mailing list for important announcements, such as new releases.
We encourage all Go users to subscribe to
<a href="//">golang-announce</a>.
<h2 id="go1">Version history</h2>
<h3 id="release"><a href="/doc/devel/release.html">Release History</a></h3>
<p>A <a href="/doc/devel/release.html">summary</a> of the changes between Go releases. Notes for the major releases:</p>
<li><a href="/doc/go1.8">Go 1.8</a> <small>(February 2017)</small></li>
<li><a href="/doc/go1.7">Go 1.7</a> <small>(August 2016)</small></li>
<li><a href="/doc/go1.6">Go 1.6</a> <small>(February 2016)</small></li>
<li><a href="/doc/go1.5">Go 1.5</a> <small>(August 2015)</small></li>
<li><a href="/doc/go1.4">Go 1.4</a> <small>(December 2014)</small></li>
<li><a href="/doc/go1.3">Go 1.3</a> <small>(June 2014)</small></li>
<li><a href="/doc/go1.2">Go 1.2</a> <small>(December 2013)</small></li>
<li><a href="/doc/go1.1">Go 1.1</a> <small>(May 2013)</small></li>
<li><a href="/doc/go1">Go 1</a> <small>(March 2012)</small></li>
<h3 id="go1compat"><a href="/doc/go1compat">Go 1 and the Future of Go Programs</a></h3>
What Go 1 defines and the backwards-compatibility guarantees one can expect as
Go 1 matures.
<h2 id="resources">Developer Resources</h2>
<h3 id="source"><a href="">Source Code</a></h3>
<p>Check out the Go source code.</p>
<h3 id="golang-dev"><a href="">Developer</a> and
<a href="">Code Review Mailing List</a></h3>
<p>The <a href="">golang-dev</a>
mailing list is for discussing code changes to the Go project.
The <a href="">golang-codereviews</a>
mailing list is for actual reviewing of the code changes (CLs).</p>
<p>For general discussion of Go programming, see <a
<h3 id="golang-checkins"><a href="">Checkins Mailing List</a></h3>
<p>A mailing list that receives a message summarizing each checkin to the Go repository.</p>
<h3 id="build_status"><a href="//">Build Status</a></h3>
<p>View the status of Go builds across the supported operating
systems and architectures.</p>
<h2 id="howto">How you can help</h2>
<h3><a href="//">Reporting issues</a></h3>
If you spot bugs, mistakes, or inconsistencies in the Go project's code or
documentation, please let us know by
<a href="//">filing a ticket</a>
on our <a href="//">issue tracker</a>.
(Of course, you should check it's not an existing issue before creating
a new one.)
We pride ourselves on being meticulous; no issue is too small.
Security-related issues should be reported to
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See the <a href="/security">security policy</a> for more details.
Community-related issues should be reported to
<a href=""></a>.<br>
See the <a href="/conduct">Code of Conduct</a> for more details.
<h3><a href="/doc/contribute.html">Contributing code</a></h3>
Go is an open source project and we welcome contributions from the community.
To get started, read these <a href="/doc/contribute.html">contribution
guidelines</a> for information on design, testing, and our code review process.
Check <a href="//">the tracker</a> for
open issues that interest you. Those labeled
<a href="">helpwanted</a>
are particularly in need of outside help.