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Google as the Defender of Open-Source

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on April 22 2011 23:14 zulu

This exposes the hypocrisy which constitutes the foundation of Google, a business against which I refuse any patronage. Google presents itself to be sanctuary for the admiration of open-source zealots and; when challenged, Google marches forth as the defender thereof. After reading the article from which I will post excerpts below, the deception becomes obvious: where might one download the source code to the Google search algorithms? Whereat might one access the source code to Google's many products such as GMail, Streeview, Google Earth and Sketchup?

Ah, that is different; that is Google's intellectual property. I am certain the open-source community of zealots has duplicitous apologists to defend that inconsistency.

With Google's official statement below; the associates employed therein should feel at liberty to disseminate all Google source code. I am certain Google would support their claim in not: "[...]defending old, questionable patent claims, and wasting resources that would be much better spent investing in new technologies[...]"

 

 


 

 

" Google found guilty of patent infringement for using Linux: Jury upholds patent infringement claim against the Linux kernel, tells Google to pay $5 million in damages, with more lawsuits against big Linux users threatened "

"By Julie Bort, Network World April 21, 2011 03:53 PM ET "

"[...] A Google spokesperson further told Network World: Google will continue to defend against attacks like this one on the open source community. The recent explosion in patent litigation is turning the world's information highway into a toll road, forcing companies to spend millions and millions of dollars defending old, questionable patent claims, and wasting resources that would be much better spent investing in new technologies for users and creating jobs. "

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