# The Go Programming Language
Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple,
reliable, and efficient software.
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Our canonical Git repository is located at https://go.googlesource.com/go.
There is a mirror of the repository at https://github.com/golang/go.
Unless otherwise noted, the Go source files are distributed under the
BSD-style license found in the LICENSE file.
### Download and Install
#### Binary Distributions
Official binary distributions are available at https://golang.org/dl/.
After downloading a binary release, visit https://golang.org/doc/install
or load [doc/install.html](./doc/install.html) in your web browser for installation
#### Install From Source
If a binary distribution is not available for your combination of
operating system and architecture, visit
https://golang.org/doc/install/source or load [doc/install-source.html](./doc/install-source.html)
in your web browser for source installation instructions.
Go is the work of thousands of contributors. We appreciate your help!
To contribute, please read the contribution guidelines:
Note that the Go project uses the issue tracker for bug reports and
proposals only. See https://golang.org/wiki/Questions for a list of
places to ask questions about the Go language.