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Linux Format: Chris DiBona Talks Google

Feb 16, 2006, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Nate for this link. ]

"LXF: In what ways would you say that Google is sponsoring open source?

"CD: Actually I don't like the word 'sponsoring.' I don't like sponsoring, I don't like 'subsidising,' I don't like 'giving back.' The words I like are 'working with' them. We see them as our peers in computer science, we don't see them as people who need sponsoring, frankly. The funny thing about open source is that over the last five years, a lot of these organisations that you and I consider prominent have got a ton of support--financial, operational through things like Tigris, SourceForge. They don't need sponsorship, what they need is more people developing code..."

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