On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 06:11:39 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> 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)
Exactly... seems so innocent. A company started in a dorm room by some
college kids and a cute logo. Nothing a large corporation does is
out of the kindness of its heart. Google have a very sharp business sense
and they aren't just goofing around with some open source software.