GOS-P3: Exploring the vast and growing Google Open Source - Part 3

GOS-P3: Exploring the vast and growing Google Open Source - Part 3

GOS-P3: Exploring the vast and growing Google Open Source - Part 3

In this third part of this series about the «Google Open Source » We will continue to explore the wide and growing catalog of open applications developed by the Technological Giant de «Google".

In order to continue expanding our knowledge about the open apps released by each of the Tech Giants from the group known as GAFAM. What, as many already know, is made up of the following North American companies: "Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft".

GAFAM Open Source: Technological Giants in favor of Open Source

GAFAM Open Source: Technological Giants in favor of Open Source

For those interested in exploring our initial publication related to the topic, you can click on the following link, after finishing reading this publication:

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GAFAM Open Source: Technological Giants in favor of Open Source

While, to explore the Previous 2 parts of this series You can click on the following link:

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GOS-P1: Exploring the vast and growing Google Open Source - Part 1
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GOS-P2: Exploring the vast and growing Google Open Source - Part 2

GOS-P1: Contents

GOS-P3: Google Open Source - Part 3

Applications of the Google Open Source

CameraView

It is an old software library, now obsolete and replaced by Jetpack CameraX whose goal was to help Android developers easily integrate camera functions. It requires an API level 9. The library uses for Camera 1 an API level from 9 to 20, and for Camera 2 an API level above 21. Among its features are: The preview of the camera by placing it in a layout XML and configuration by attributes, such as the aspect ratio (app: aspectRatio), the automatic focus (app: autoFocus) and the use of Flash (app: flash). see more at: Google Open Source y GitHub.

Cartographer

It is a system that provides simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) in real time in 2D and 3D through multiple platforms and sensor configurations. It was built for Google's backpack mapping platform to achieve real-time mapping and loop closure at 5cm resolution. Experimental results and comparisons with other known approaches show that, in terms of quality, Cartographer is competitive with established techniques. Therefore, it is used on Google Street View to map the interior of buildings. see more at: Google Open Source y GitHub.

Cauliflower Vest

A recovery key escrow solution. The goal of this project is to streamline cross-platform business management of disk encryption technologies. The project initially started with Mac OS X support for FileVault 2, and later added support for BitLocker (Windows), LUKS (Linux), and Duplicity. And it offers, among other things, the ability to automatically deposit the recovery keys on a secure Google App Engine server and delegate secure access to the recovery keys so that volumes can be unlocked or reverted. see more at: Google Open Source y GitHub.

Chromium

It is the current basis for Google's own closed web browser called Google Chrome. Therefore, it is the open version of it, which stands out for being light, safe, fast and stable. When it launched, it brought a sandbox security model, a minimalist user interface, and a tabbed window manager that many other browsers have embraced since. Chromium is currently the basis of the most modern and used web browsers, so solid and functional it has turned out that even the latest version of MicroSoft's own browser, Edge, is now based on it. see more at: Google Open Source, Repo y Official Web.

Copybara

It is a software tool created to transform and move code between repositories. For example, a common case where it can be applied can be described as when a project involves keeping a confidential repository and a public repository in sync. In that case, Copybara requires one of the repositories to be chosen to be the authoritative repository, so that there is always a source of truth. However, this tool allows contributions to any repository, and any repository can be used to cut a version. see more at: Google Open Source y GitHub.

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Conclusion

We hope this "useful little post" on this third exploration of «Google Open Source», offers an interesting and wide variety of open applications developed by the Technological Giant of «Google»; and is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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