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What Does 'Open' Mean To Google?

  • Softpedia, Tuesday, December 22, 2009 1:50 PM
Despite a steady stream of criticism directed toward Google, the search giant is maintaining that its ways remain good for users and the broader digital universe. In its latest attempt to spell out what it's all about, Jonathan Rosenberg, the company's SVP of product management, explains in an open letter what 'open' means at Google.

"At Google we believe that open systems win ... They lead to more innovation, value, and freedom of choice for consumers, and a vibrant, profitable, and competitive ecosystem for businesses ... Many companies will claim roughly the same thing since they know that declaring themselves to be open is both good for their brand and completely without risk," Rosenberg writes in the letter. Rosenberg goes on to explain that there are two main components to openness at Google: open technology and open information.

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