Google’s Secretive Open Source Fuchsia OS Goes Public For Contributions


It was in 2016 when we first heard that Google is developing a new open source operating system named “Fuchsia.” Later last year, Google quietly admitted it and also launched an official Fuchsia OS developer website.

Now, to make the information about Fuchsia more open, Fuchsia’s Developer Advocate Wayne Piekarski has officially announced about the code contributions from the public.

Earlier, though Fuchsia was open source, it has barred code contributions by outside developers. But with the latest announcement, Google has expanded the open source model of Fuchsia to allow anyone to engage and contribute to the development of the Fuchsia project.

Though Fuchsia is still under active development and not ready for general product development, you can clone, compile, and contribute to building the future of this operating system.

For managing public contributions, Google has also created a new public mailing list for project discussions, the governance model to clarify how strategic decisions are made and opened up an issue tracker for public contributors to follow the work in progress.

Additionally, Google also allows you to become a member of the project to submit patches or a committer with full write access.

Speaking of Fuchsia OS, Google says it’s a long-term project to create a general-purpose open source operating system with its own kernel that prioritizes security, updatability, and performance.

Currently, it has support for a limited set of x64-based hardware, which you can also test using Fuchsia’s emulator.

If you want to download source code, contribute and get started with Fuchsia OS, head over to the official site for complete details.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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