Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd May 2013 22:01 UTC
Google "In the midst of the major press blitz surrounding its annual I/O Conference, Google dropped some unfortunate news about its instant messaging plans. In several places around the web, the company is replacing the existing 'Talk' platform with a new one called 'Hangouts' that sharply diminishes support for the open messaging protocol known as XMPP (or sometimes informally Jabber), and also removes the option to disable the archiving of all chat communications. These changes represent a switch from open protocols to proprietary ones, and a clear step backward for many users." That's why I always say: only suckers trust companies.
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Like any corporation.
by moondevil on Fri 24th May 2013 06:29 UTC
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Geeks tend to put personalities on companies, label them into good and bad ones.

Truth is, they are profit oriented organizations.

That sometimes they are in sync with open source and open standards ideals is just a coincidence, when it happens to be good for their profits.

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RE: Like any corporation.
by majipoor on Fri 24th May 2013 09:44 in reply to "Like any corporation."
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Yes, but the problem with Google is that they pretend to be on the customer's side with everything open and free and whatever nice and cool. They even push this motto each time a Google executive is interviewed.

My problem with Google is not that it is a company looking for money and profit, it is their hypocrisy.

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