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Why Open Source Developers Can be More Productive, and Other Tales from a Google Open House

May 15, 2008, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

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"Yesterday Google celebrated the opening of a larger Cambridge, Massachusetts office, which takes up a substantial part of a building right next to the Kendall/MIT subway stop in the higher-than-high tech area of East Cambridge. I got a look at their new Friend Connect service (covered in a related Radar blog) and heard some fascinating comments that the staff kindly let me reproduce here.

"Google staff certainly know how to say the right things and react in ways I approve to the situations Google finds itself in. More and more people I know (including authors) are Google employees, which is statistically predictable because more and more people in general are Google employees. The Cambridge office has been growing wildly since it began with the purchase of the company that created Android. And this office is one of 45 Google offices around the world..."

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