From the website -
Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.
Go comes with a great standard library and an enthusiastic community.
The history of the language before its first release, back to 2007, is covered in the language's FAQ.
The mascot and logo were designed by Renée French. The logo and mascot are covered by the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
The current version of Go is 1.5. Development will continue on Go itself, but the focus will be on performance, reliability, portability and the addition of new functionality such as improved support for internationalization.
Go became a public open source project on November 10, 2009. Many people from the community have contributed ideas, discussions, and code.
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