For some reason, a lot of people think Google is a benevolent champion of openness. Open platforms, open data, open source, open everything.
Marco Arment hasn’t fallen for it, and neither should you:
If they really cared about being so “open”, they’d open up a nontrivial part of their business that hasn’t already been commoditized, like their searching or advertising algorithms.
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