Google, why not
Posted May 23, 2007 11:41 UTC (Wed) by jeroen
In reply to: Google, why not
Parent article: A day at the Open Source Business Conference
As far as I know Google actually never released any significant program they wrote as Free Software. Google Earth, Picasa, SketchUp, Google Desktop, etc. It's all proprietary and most of time it only runs on that proprietary OS. Their appliances are probably full of proprietary software too.
Is google a good citizen? If you look at the software they are using themself, they are using the freedom to modify the software and contribute back a lot. But it doesn't seem they want to give that freedom to the users of their software. And IMHO that's a bad thing.
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