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[4]: Mixed feelings about this
by chithanh on Sat 13th Apr 2013 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Mixed feelings about this"
chithanh
Member since:
2006-06-18

Do you think Red Hat is going to turn around some day and go all close source and scorn the open source community?

Red hat is actually not a good example for the point that you are trying to make. They have demonstrated already that they will go as far as the license permits to gain advantages over their competitors. It was big news when they made the commit history of their RHEL kernel source non-public in order to combat Oracle Enterprise Linux.

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TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

That was unfortunate, but they have also gone out of their way to pay for closed source technology, including patents, and given them back to the community. Frankly, if Oracle wasn't trying to leach off Red Hat, it would have never been done. But like I said, no one is perfect.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

They have demonstrated already that they will go as far as the license permits to gain advantages over their competitors. It was big news when they made the commit history of their RHEL kernel source non-public in order to combat Oracle Enterprise Linux.


Seeing as how GPL doesn't require you to make commit history available along with the source, they were going beyond the requirements of the licence in the first place.

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