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Sporkman
November 9th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Google shifts software value to operations, away from IP

November 9, 2009 12:55 PM PST

Google shifts software value to operations, away from IP

by Matt Asay

Google CEO Eric Schmidt argues that competition is just a "click away." By opening up Google's access to personal data as well as the software that collects it, Google is adding substance to that claim.

Google's secret sauce? Operations.

It won't work to write better software than Google, because Google is not a software company. The only way to beat Google is through superior execution; through better operations.

The way to lose to Google? That's easy: try to sell software that Google is shoveling out the door as free (open source) software...

...Google is what Google does with the software, and not the software itself...Ditto for Red Hat...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10393323-16.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

tgalati4
November 10th, 2009, 12:51 AM
+1

This may not be the year of the Linux Desktop, but it seems to be the year of Open Source.