Ah, Google. They run all of their servers on GNU/Linux, so try to give back to the Free Software community. Notice how I said “try”. Google is sort of like a two-headed monster. One head looks like a cuddly penguin who just wants to spread freedom. This head started GSoC and GHOP, supported Software Freedom Day, and promoted openness through projects such as Android. The other head looks like a vicious freedom-eating butterfly, ready to make money with proprietary software. This head made Google Earth proprietary, used Flash for Youtube and Google Video, and prevented the other head from using the AGPL. It is obvious which head said “do no evil”, and which head invalidated that motto.

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