engine - 6:55 pm on Nov 19, 2009 (gmt 0) Google blog post [googleblog.blogspot.com]
Google Chrome OS Source Code Released [news.cnet.com]
Google has released the source code for its Chrome OS project, as it prepares to show off the lightweight operating system for the first time. Google is about a year away from releasing Chrome OS. There will be no beta today, and no products to announce, but the main news is that the "code is fully open," he said, allowing Google developers to work on the project hand-in-hand with the community. Google is actually running the presentation on a Chrome laptop, although Pichai warns that because Chrome OS is a year away from release, the actual UI could change between now and then. If you've used Chrome, you've seen the basic Chrome OS UI.
Google blog post [googleblog.blogspot.com]