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Google Strategy

Posted Mar 25, 2011 11:03 UTC (Fri) by grantingram (guest, #18390)
In reply to: Google Strategy by brianomahoney
Parent article: Google Holds Honeycomb Tight (Business Week)

If YOU need access for a good reason ask Google, they are very reasonable.

But one of the primary benefits of open source code is that you don't have to rely on anyone being reasonable. There is no need to beg for permission like a poodle pining for their dog food you can just do stuff....


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Posted Mar 25, 2011 11:47 UTC (Fri) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870) [Link]

> But one of the primary benefits of open source code is that you don't have to rely on anyone being reasonable.

Oh yes, for anything beyond GPL (and even there to a certain extend) entities have to act reasonable. There is no need to ever give out source code or improvements for most OSS licenses.

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Posted Mar 25, 2011 15:15 UTC (Fri) by grantingram (guest, #18390) [Link]

Well I was going for idea "open source" covered the fact that you have the source code. Otherwise you just have a binary and are at the beck and call of the supplier.


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