Google Bangs on the Openness Drum Again

Google Bangs on the Openness Drum Again

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Every so often, a Google executive whips out what the company thinks is its trump card: Openness. Some examples: Android open sourcing in 2011, Facebook contact importing in 2010, a grand manifesto on “The Meaning of Open” in 2009. The latest is Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who told the Guardian...
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Anonymous Wants DDoS Considered Free Speech, Hops on the White House Petition Bandwagon

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