Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 29th May 2010 20:41 UTC
Apple I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle. When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed, iPhone OS 4 was not on the map and Apple had not yet purchased Lala. You've probably just noticed that all of these events in fact point toward Apple embracing the web more and in this article I will point out why this is not the case because I believe Apple's agenda here is similar to something we've already seen in recent history.
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RE[2]: Google!
by mtzmtulivu on Sat 29th May 2010 23:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Google!"
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google is a company and just like any other company, their primary interest is increasing share holder value. Google will get most FOSS support as long as their interests are inline with those of the FOSS world and will loose the support the second their interest change.

Open source ideas and implementations do not allow/minimize lock-ins and the cost of "dumping" somebody when interests are no longer in agreement is not very high, this is the strength of open source ideas.

Most people in the FOSS world recognizes google's abilities and the damage they could have when they change their tunes and take comfort in open source licenses,technologies and open standards google is using on data on people;s hands.

have your contents on your hard drive and google will most likely never touch you since they arent into locking ins on things you have on your possession.

Have your stuff on their servers and all bets are off. open source anything wont help you if you dont have your data in your possession.

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