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Re: [News] Google Earth Coming to Linux

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On Thu, 11 May 2006 19:05:46 +0100,
 Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> (He said this to me in an E-mail last year, but the interview confirms this)
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Mad Penguin: Google is involved with OpenOffice.org and Mozilla. What
>| other open source project are they part of or have people working on?
>| Chris DiBona: Well you know we've got a bunch of kernel folks, we've
>| got folks all over Apache, we are very heavily represented in Subversion,
>| and we've given donations to a great variety of groups and we are members
>| of a number of others. Kinda endless right now.
>| MP: You mentioned Google Earth is going to be ported to Linux. Is that
>| going to be running with Winelib?
>| CD: We said that at the end of last year. No, that's a native port.
>| The original version uses Qt with OpenGL. 
>| [...]
>| MP: What percentage of the desktops at Google are running Linux
>| versus Windows?
>| CD: Probably way more than half. I don't know the exact ratios
>| though. All the developers use it and most of the engineers and
>| sysadmins. 
> `----
> http://madpenguin.org/cms/index.php/?m=show&id=6850&page=2

Maybe this'll shut up the "Google isn't giving back to OSS!" whiners. 

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