Chris DiBona, open source manager at Google and former OSI board member (don't mind the date it's no April's fool :) answered the post Google to users: you're not the boss of me now and we ended up having a few back and forth (in the comment section). Here is the dialog, verbatim (should Chris continue answering, I'll post it here as well)
Also a few notes so that to better understand the context:
- Open Source Initiative (OSI) board members reactions to Microsoft license approval
- Milking The GNU (mtg) post about Microsoft and Google discriminating on licenses in their respective code repositories
- Archiving open source history seems like a pretty mundane task but it has a potentially important impact in terms of patenting (e.g. recording prior art for instance)
- SoC: Google Summer of Code
Milking The GNU (mtg) :
Same here, I don't know Chris nor do I know the other protagonists. Just happened to read various posts/threads and found it funny at times so I thought I would share my findings.
Chris, if you read this, the beer (or better the vine*) is on me. :)
update(*): I guess I meant 'wine' but hey, must have had the 'grapevine' in mind ...
Chris DiBona (Chris) :