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LinuxPlanet: Google Displays Model OSS Citizenship

Oct 27, 2005, 17:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"How much is open source worth to Google?

"Well, this week, at the very least, it was worth $350,000. And that, really, is just scratching the surface of what Google has and plans to contribute to the open source community.

"The $350K was the amount of the grant donated by Google to a joint open source technology initiative of Oregon State University and Portland State University. The grant is fairly open-ended, as it's main purpose is to 'encourage open source software and hardware development, develop academic curricula and provide computing infrastructure to open source projects worldwide,' according to a press release about the grant..."

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