@sir @jon Also, many of their open source projects suffer from acute NIH-syndrome. Instead of contributing to an established one, they start anew. Sometimes even multiple times. To name a few: Skia (instead of helping Cairo), BoringSSL, Gyp, GN, Bazel, gtest, gperftools,... It's not even about the licenses of the existing projects not being permissive enough in most cases. There has to be something dysfunctional in Google that causes this.
@jon @sir I have trouble buying that argument. Google indeed has some unique problem spaces, but precisely the solutions they develop for those tend to be proprietary, like BigTable (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigtable) and GoogleFS (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_File_System). The open source projects they have which duplicate efforts tend to be out of that category.
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