Monday, March 26, 2007

Open Source Google Desktop Gadgets

Sometimes it's good to share. With that in mind, three of our most popular gadgets have been open sourced under Apache License 2.0 and are now hosted at

Moon Phase

Ticker for Trekkers

Wikipedia Search

If you've never visited project hosting, you're in for a pleasant surprise. It's a completely free project-hosting solution that features source control, issue tracking, and a simple, clean interface.

So go ahead, jump on board, and start working on that feature you've always wanted. Please contact a project owner to be included in a project.

Even if you don't intend to contribute, please report issues and offer feedback.

We encourage gadget developers to take advantage of the talented Google Desktop development community by open sourcing their own gadgets on More information about project hosting is available at

More gadgets will be open sourced, so stay tuned. But most importantly, have fun!