head of the Google Open Source strategy is a celebrity in the Linux world. Chris DiBona has extensive experience in this field , and although logically defends the interests of his company, also seeks to promote Open Source initiatives at Google, as the availability of Chromium and Chromium OS projects (in based Chrome / Chrome OS) and of course the Android.
truth is that this last example, Android, is living proof that philosophy Open Source and Linux can succeed in the world . Although the dumping of Linux on the desktop has never happened, and it seems that for now will remain so, Android itself has fulfilled the original dream of the linux users to conquer the world.DiBona
confirmed in an interview on Austrian derStandard.at website, in which he spoke at length open source projects that are performed on Google and many more of those might think:
“ Most people know about Android and Chrome, but Google Open Source is much higher. We have published about 1,300 open source projects over the past 5 years “.
addition, DiBona said Google uses Linux in 30% of corporate laptops , and virtually everything else, it seems, make use of Mac OS X:
“We use Linux and Windows in a small percentage, while using Mac OS X. enough Looking at the company laptops, there are approximately 70% of them with Mac OS X and most others run Linux, we are a big customer of Apple. The vast majority of desktop PCs running Linux engineers. We have our own distribution called Ubuntu derivative Goobuntu internally for that, to integrate into our network, all derived from a root directory file server, and including some additional tools for developers. “
It seems that Google
not liked Unity
“Probably not unless we use Unity to be super consistent with our tools. For most Google employees are using Eclipse, VIM, Emacs, and they all run fine under Ubuntu. “
Probably the most interesting comment was that dedicated Android , as mentioned at the beginning of the story, DiBona certified Android’s success:
“The truth about Android is that it is sometimes difficult to understand when a new version is delayed, but at the same time Android is a dream come true. It’s your Linux desktop is the best Linux success story in which I have personally worked since 1995 “.