Google Code: Frequently Asked Questions: "What is code.google.com?
Code.google.com is our site for external developers interested in Google-related development. It's where we'll publish free source code and lists of our API services.
Who are the people behind code.google.com?
A lot of people worked together to both prepare source code for release and prepare code.google.com for launch and ongoing maintenance. We really care about free and open source software (F/OSS) at Google, and this site is one aspect of that affection. "