Is Google Playing You? | LAS | s15e02

Is Google Playing You? | LAS | s15e02

We’re all fired up over Google’s obvious playing of the open source community, and we attempt to shed our bright ACTION light of common sense their latest transgressions!

THEN – Firefox claims OpenGL is all messed up on Linux, and this has us scratching our heads!

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Runs Linux:
The Jeopardy Winning “Watson” Supercomputer, Runs Linux

Android Pick:
Prey Tracker
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Ubuntu to get 2D Unity option
Unity 2D now available for both Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and 11.04 Natty
FOSS Hopes for Novell Patents Spark, Then Quickly Fade
No Hardware Acceleration Firefox for Linux Due to Buggy X Drivers

Reddit Thread with comments from Chromium Dev

Google is “open”:
Google’s Official Announcement
Google’s dropping H.264 from Chrome a step backward for openness

“Znu”, on Slashdot:
This serves two strategic purposes for Google. First, it advances a codec that’s de facto controlled by Google at the expense of a codec that is a legitimate open standard controlled by a multi-vendor governance process managed by reputable international standards bodies. (“Open source” != “open standard”.) And second, it will slow the transition to HTML5 and away from Flash by creating more confusion about which codec to use for HTML5 video, which benefits Google by hurting Apple (since Apple doesn’t want to support Flash), but also sucks for users.

Microsoft Lashes Google for Dropping H.264
The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8
Creamy new Android 2.4 release due in May, say reports
Another Slashdot Commenter nails Chris’ thoughts on the topic RE: Flash Lock In


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