The California Department of Technology (CDT) is committed to improving the way Agencies/state entities acquire, build, and deliver information technology (IT) solutions to better support an efficient, effective public experience with government programs.
code.ca.gov is California’s repository of open source produced by State agencies, departments and partners. This site is an enterprise code inventory that lists custom-developed code from state entities to support state government-wide reuse and encourage public collaboration. All code is referenced as links to GitHub.com repositories. Where possible, descriptions of code repositories and whether the code is a copy (fork) of another organization’s code is indicated.
The California Department of Technology (CDT) has issued Technology Letter (TL) 18-02 to encourage Agency/state entities to share new source code, which has been custom-developed by the State of California, be broadly available for reuse across state government in a consistent manner. Enhanced reuse of custom-developed code across state government can have significant benefits for taxpayers, including decreasing duplicative costs for the same code and reducing vendor lock-in. Additionally, this policy establishes code.ca.gov, CDT’s public code repository to host custom-developed source code and share this information with other Agencies/state entities. This collaborative atmosphere can make it easier to conduct software peer review and security testing, to reuse existing solutions, and to share technical knowledge.