__/ [wd] on Tuesday 01 November 2005 05:32 \__
> On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 03:56:54 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> I also wonder if those couple of OpenOffice developers will focus on some
>> Google search bar for the office suite. I'm skeptic.
> If it doesn't have the search bar it will have something. Maybe a
> Google-branded version that automatically uploads files to your Gmail
> storage? Or that keeps track of what you are typing and puts related
> AdSense in a sidebar... just kidding (sort of)...
Well, you're quite right and I spotted that in the article as soon as that
pact was made:
The exchange between the two is that of search technologies (i.e. search bar)
and Java Desktop, most notably OpenOffice...
It worries me that Google appear to give back to the Open Source community
only when and where it serves their agenda. Always look for the motive when
you hear about donations from Google. Why do you think they spend money and
effort in Apache, for example?
Google 1998-2003 = Page, Brin
Google 2003-2005 (post initial public offering) = Investors (men in suits)