Could Apache keep Google’s regulators at bay?
Interesting article about Open-Source licensing, Google, and Apache. An enlightening article, although it could use a little more information about some of the key points.
...because of Google's open-source licensing, "others can use our software as a base for their own products if we fail to innovate adequately." True. Google is clearly betting on its ability to innovate fast, which is incidentally also the very thing that makes the prospect of seeing its code forked so remote.