(The H Open Source) Google has released the source code for the ChromeOS operating system at an event at the company’s Mountain View offices. The company has released the source code to ChromeOS to allow technology partners, the open source community and other developers to collaborate on the work bringing the operating system to market. Google also announced that they have opened up their design documents for the operating system to allow developers to get a better idea of where Google want to take ChromeOS.
The source code has been published on src.chromium.org. It appears to be a Debian-based distribution with a number of well known packages, such as Host AP Linux drivers, XScreenSaver, authentication with PAM and the SysLinux lightweight bootloader.