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Google has announced the release of some of its core application development tools as open source. Named "Closure", these tools have been used by Google to develop services like Gmail, Google Maps, Google Docs, etc., and it consists of: Closure Compiler, Closure Library, Closure Templates and Closure Inspector. This last tool can be installed in Firefox so you can work on the Closure compiled code with Firebug.

More about this, on the Google Code blog.

[via h-online]