This is an open-source implementation of Google gadgets platform for Linux and is now available for download. It is the first cross-platform desktop gadgets framework that works with Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. According to google blog:
For Gadgets for Linux, we don’t just want to simply release the final offering, but we also want to give everyone a chance to tinker with the code powering the gadgets. For this project, fostering a transparent and lively developer community is just as important as serving our users.
Google Gadgets for Linux provides a platform for running desktop gadgets under Linux, catering to the unique needs of Linux users. We are compatible with the gadgets written for Google Desktop for Windows as well as the Universal Gadgets on iGoogle. Following Linux norms, this project will be open-sourced, under the Apache License.
It can be downloaded here, at project website.