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March 04, 2014

ThoughtWorks' Go is Now Available as Free Open Source Software

With commitment to help organizations continuously improve and deliver quality software, ThoughtWorks, a technology company, has made its Go software available under the Apache 2.0 open source license.

Today’s hypercompetitive business environment needs fast innovation and maintaining a steady flow of the most important work between all roles. One of the toughest delivery obstacles is the ubiquitous silo. The source codes of Go are easy to use and available to download. Go breaks down these silos, providing all teams a clear view of the delivery pipeline, slashing inefficiencies and redundancy. Go also makes it easy to pass once-built binaries between stages so you know exactly what's being deployed and that the binary has been tested.

Jez Humble, Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks and co-author of Continuous Delivery said, ““I'm delighted that ThoughtWorks is releasing Go as free, open source software. Our intent is that Go becomes part of the standard open source develop tool chain. This will serve our wider goal here at ThoughtWorks of making continuous delivery standard practice across the industry.”

ThoughtWorks believes in sharing what we learn to help our industry improve. The company states that continuous delivery focuses on accelerating the rate at which we can learn from each other - and from our customers.

John Esser, Director of Engineering Productivity at, said in a  statement,  “Go is the central tool that integrates our continuous delivery pipeline into one cohesive visualization. Go becoming open source will allow many to contribute to the platform and offer the ability to supply more concrete suggestions in the way of features and functionality.  I am excited by the evolution of Go and to see how the larger community can leverage the best ideas and create a more robust continuous delivery platform.”

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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