Lost in the flutter over Google's hymn to openness is an intriguing factoid on open-source licensing:
Though many of the programs hosted on Google Code are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), when Google wants to open-source its software, it turns to the Apache Software License version 2.0.
Google's Jonathan Rosenberg elucidates:
When we open source our code we use standard, open Apache 2.0 licensing, which means we don't control the code. Others can take our open source code, modify it, close it up and ship it as their … Read more