The Go programming language is an open source project to make programmers more productive. Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
It, also, includes a plethora of packages and related projects.
Since go is a compiler and comes with many packages (libraries); distributed independently. Packaging guidelines should be applied only to those projects that expand go's functionality. Independent standalone packages should be named applying the NamingGuidelines.
Go doesn't support stripping yet. It should be avoided for the time being.
Go Packages and Projects
Tips for Packagers
Oficial website: http://golang.org/
Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/golang-nuts