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How the Google-Microsoft conflict could hit open source

Mar 16, 2010, 17:32 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)


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"The continuing conflict between Google and China, which may be a proxy for deeper conflicts over economics and values, could easily impact open source.

"That's because Google has become the U.S. company most identified with open source development. Google's Android phones are mainly made in China — like nearly all phones.

"Google insists its pull-out won't impact Android, but can we really be certain? Can Google really be certain?"

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