Google Chrome’s RLZ library is now open source!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Today on the Chromium blog, we announced that we’re open-sourcing the RLZ library in Google Chrome as its own project. The RLZ library gives us the ability to accurately measure the success of marketing promotions and distribution partnerships in order to meet our contractual and financial obligations. For example, the RLZ library generates a query parameter that sometimes appears in Google search URLs in distributed products:

We’re excited to not only improve the transparency of Google Chrome, but also offer potentially useful code to the open source community. Please check it out and let us know what you think!