In the past few weeks, we launched the YouTube, Calendar, and Google Docs gadgets, making them open source from the very beginning. We also wrote a short story on the Google Open Source blog about our experiences with these projects and how open sourcing benefits the developer community. Once again, we'd like to encourage everyone to open source your gadgets and share your code. If you're new to Desktop gadgets, looking at open sourced gadgets is a great way to learn.
Posted by James Yum, Developer Programs Engineer (Google Desktop Team)