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Chris DiBona, Google's open source chief

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DiBona is Google's open source programme manager and a respected . He was in London for one leg of Google Developer Day, and I grabbed a few minutes to speak with him about Google's approach to open development.

How much does Google use open source? And how do you support the community?

CDB: Google does use open source a lot - our servers, for example - it gets used in different parts of our tools. That's what our office in the open source group is tasked with. We also run events like the Summer of Code - we'll have 917 students coming to work on projects this year. And then there's just internal code release - over the last year we estimate that we've put out around 1 million lines of code for everyone. The idea is to bring the open source ethos into everything we do.

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