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[News] Why Google Does Contribute to Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Why Google Does Contribute to Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 23:43:13 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Finish this sentence: "I ________ Google"

,----[ Quote ]
| Letâs take a look at news from the weekend. 
| One tidbit in particular that came about 
| indicating GPL code was found in a portion of 
| Windows 7. Although this wasnât a huge case 
| of theft, if it turns out to be 100% verified 
| that means Microsoft is using code illegally. 
| Oooohâbig surprise there. And even though 
| Apple has an open source-like license (check 
| out Apple Open Source)  why is it their 
| products (like the iPhone or iTouch) refuse 
| to work with open source tools? Why donât 
| they open up those backends so Amarok, 
| Banshee, Songbird, or Rhythmbox can sync with 
| their toys?
| I would venture to say that Google is doing 
| more for the open source community than just 
| about any other company on the planet (save 
| for the likes of Canonical, Red Hat, 
| Mandriva, and Novell.) 


Dissecting Google Wave

,----[ Quote ]
| This is a new platform for communication, 
| introduced at Google I/O earlier this year. 
| It was released as developer's preview to 
| start early development of related 
| applications. Undoubtedly 'Google Wave' has 
| become the buzzword today and Google has 
| offered public 'Wave Preview' for limited 
| number of users


Google releases open source tools



Master of codes

,----[ Quote ]
| The Google Summer of Code (GSOC) is a popular programme thatâs catching on
| among software techies and enthusiasts of Free Software.
| Sarath Lakshman, a fifth semester Computer
| Science student of the Model Engineering
| College, Kochi, has cleared the GSOC for a
| second time in 2009. ``My project is named
| Pardusman. It is a custom GNU/Linux distro
| creator from the web. We have numerous
| variants of GNU/Linux for different
| purposes, these variants are called
| GNU/Linux distributions.

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