Go is an open source project originally developed by a team at Google lead by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike and Ken Thompson with many contributors from the open source community. It is now distributed under a BSD-style license. It is a compiled, statically typed language similar to Algol and C, using limited structural typing, memory safety features and CSP-style concurrent programming features. Best of all, the compiler and other language tools originally developed by Google are now available as free and open source developer materials that can easily be amended to do a very wide variety of things.
With Google backing it, the language continues to thrive and the most recent version was released just a few months ago, show it is likely to remain a popular choice for years to come, due its full compatibility with the larger goals of the Internet’s primary architects.