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StarsAndBars14
April 4th, 2007, 09:05 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,264025,00.html

NEW YORK The three executives who run Google Inc. (GOOG) each drew a salary last year of $1. But Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin more than made up for it in the large stakes they own in the online search leader, which has made them billionaires.

Not bad at all. :D

prizrak
April 5th, 2007, 12:16 AM
What does free software have to do with Google? This is by far not a the first example of executives getting no more than stocks for their service.

Kalixa
April 5th, 2007, 08:49 AM
I fail to see what this has to do with free software. Steve Jobs, if I remember correctly, also draws $1 a year.

Lord Illidan
April 5th, 2007, 08:53 AM
Perhaps because Google uses Free Software extensively? And also boosts free software by initiatives like Summer of Code?

samjh
April 5th, 2007, 11:57 AM
Perhaps because Google uses Free Software extensively? And also boosts free software by initiatives like Summer of Code?

That doesn't have anything to do with "victory for free software" though.

More like "victory for owners' equity". :p

karellen
April 5th, 2007, 02:11 PM
that's not free software, just market succes

azkehmm
April 5th, 2007, 02:13 PM
It still shows that a company can be succesfull whithout using Windows... Every single danish company could learn a lot from google...

prizrak
April 5th, 2007, 02:18 PM
It still shows that a company can be succesfull whithout using Windows... Every single danish company could learn a lot from google...

Ummmmm........... Actually a huge number of companies that provide online services does not use Windows. In fact a huge number of companies uses some form of UNIX on their servers as opposed to Windows. Not to mention that the backend OS has very little to do with financial success.