Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Apr 2013 18:44 UTC
Google "Beneath the sheen of do-gooder ideology, FairSearch can be most charitably described as a Google watchdog. It seeks to fan the flames of disapproval where they've started organically, originate them where they haven't, and generally disseminate negativity toward the Google brand. Think of it as a PR firm working to destroy rather than create goodwill." To make matters worse, FairSearch' work isn't even very good.
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RE[3]: Mixed feelings about this
by TechGeek on Sat 13th Apr 2013 05:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Mixed feelings about this"
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Why do you assume that once their competition is gone they are going to turn into something worse than Microsoft? You seem to be missing one important thing in my opinion. Microsoft turned into a monster by eliminating the competition. Their monopoly came from shady business practices and a will to own the entire market. Google's success comes from being more innovative that the competition. Google is doing none of the things that Microsoft did to eliminate competition. In fact, they are for the most part going out of their way to promote open technologies.

I know its not popular, but contrary to most people's beliefs, you don't have to be a total douchebag if you run a corporation. There are some corporations that actually have a set of values. Do you think Red Hat is going to turn around some day and go all close source and scorn the open source community?

You can't compare companies like Google and Red Hat with other companies. They are companies whose business is built on community good will. When that's gone they will be out of business. Considering there are alternatives for everything Red Hat and Google do, do you really think they would stay in business is the community turned against them?

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