Google, why not
Posted May 23, 2007 17:15 UTC (Wed) by amikins
In reply to: Google, why not
Parent article: A day at the Open Source Business Conference
For some of that, there's some legal constraints outside their control. For instance, Google Earth makes use of data they don't control, and their own contracts prohibit them from allowing access to that data without prevention to ensure the data doesn't escape.
For others, I can't say offhand, but if it's their software in entirety, they have a right to do with it as they like. They're a service company, and that's how they make their money. That they provide so many services at effectively no cost and try to assist with the community at so many other points is, in my opinion, to be commended.
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