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Essentially what is happening is this: imagine you run a publishing company. You decided to publish your books under a special copyright that allows anyone to just re-publish it and redistribute it in any way they want. After a certain time have passed you started getting very very angry about your sales dropping. You blaming all those who took advantage of that special license you so generously offered awhile ago. Somewhat similar situation has happened to Google with Android. They created this great operating system and open sourced it. Suddenly, Verizon decided to use Android but being an open source, and Verizon being a business they decided it's in their best interest to completely disable Google search on their phone and also disable Google Maps because the free Google maps compete with their own $10/month navigation service and it also happened that Microsoft paid them to replace the default search from Google to Bing. But at least Google did not whine about it like you. They moving forward with their own deals with Samsung and making their own phone where noone would block Google from it.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2011 on Trouble In the House of Google at Coding Horror
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