Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Sep 2010 23:20 UTC
Google A few days ago I dove into the lawsuit filed by Skyhook against Google, and came to the conclusion that Skyhook's case - while an entirely plausible sequence of events considering Google is a big company and hence prone to abuse - simply wasn't a very good one. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has given a rather generic-looking statement on the matter, but however generic it may be, there's a hint in there.
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by Kroc on Sat 25th Sep 2010 12:53 UTC
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Canonical may only ship Ubuntu with google.com as the default if we [Google] get to dictate the default wallpaper, theme and software packages used.


What Google have been doing is worse than Apple having a completely closed system. This sets the precedent that in the future the code on our computers will be open but the systems themselves will be completely closed and unable to be anything other than what the company dictates. No hobby OSes, no new paradigms, no innovation unless Google have say first.

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