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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 summary of the changes between Go releases.</p>
<h4 id="go1notes"><a href="/doc/go1">Go 1 Release Notes</a></h4>
A guide for updating your code to work with Go 1.
<h4 id="release notes"><a href="/doc/go1.1">Go 1.1 Release Notes</a></h4>
A list of significant changes in Go 1.1, with instructions for updating
your code where necessary.
Each point release includes a similar document appropriate for that
release: <a href="/doc/go1.2">Go 1.2</a>, <a href="/doc/go1.3">Go 1.3</a>,
and so on.
<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="golang-bugs"><a href="">Bugs Mailing List</a></h3>
<p>A mailing list that receives each update to the Go <a href="//">issue tracker</a>.</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.
<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.