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Google's Open Source Chief Talks Shop in Interview

Ostatic - In the grand scheme of things, although not everyone would call it "an open source company," Google contributes more open source code to the world than almost any other company. This is one of several points that the company's open source program manager, Chris DiBona, makes in an interview with derStandard.at. As one of the key people who oversees how Android, Chrome and other projects advance and are released in new versions, his perspectives on these projects and Google's overall stance toward open source are notable. Here are some of his choice comments from the interview, including how prevalent Linux usage is at Google.

DiBona notes that Google defaults to the Apache license with its open source releases, and explains why: