Another reg apples vs oranges convoluted comparion article
>>Apple-versus-Google Android openness debate sound even sillier than it is.
There is no Apple vs Google openess debate. Apple doesn't have any openness. Any open source projects it has worked with it has pissed off. Even if google decides to totally close Android tomorrow instead of just delaying a source release until it's ready they will still be more "open" than Apple. Apple has like 3 major product areas right? Desktops, mobiles and selling music etc. Google has mobile, search, enterprise products like google apps, mapping,.. Comparing the whole of Google with the whole of Apple makes no sense as they are not similar companies. Google happens to have pissed on Apple's fireworks by releasing a mobile platform that is cheaper and whatever the hacks at el reg say is more open than iOS but that doesn't mean that Google is looking to take over Apples tiny share of the desktop market.
>>that somehow manages to not be very open. No, that was Google.
Again, this is more that el reg hacks seem to lack the ability to understand A: what the Android platform is (Hint it isn't value add apps like maps), B: understand the word "yet", C: The difference between "open" and "open source".
>>Instead, Facebook announced it was open sourcing its server and data center designs.
Yay.. oh wait, that means nothing to most people because the people that have the money to do anything with these "open source" designs had the money to build perfectly good data centers in the first place. Where is the source to the processor etc? Oh you mean they released PCB files.. and you couldn't get a fab in china to make you up a custom X86 board before facebook saved the world by releasing those?
>>This is big. Really, really big.
Yes, if you say so.
I have a feeling the software is more important that what shape the generic X86 hardware you use it. Did Facebook deliver a proven software stack for massively scaling any application yesterday?
>>As for Apple, while we occasionally glimpse details of its infrastructure ambitions,
Apple aren't even a player here.
>>much more open about the technology they use.
We use a bunch of X86 machines in a room with cooling. There, I've "open sourced" the plans for a data center.
>>we've seen so many Google employees bolt for Facebook.
I have a hunch facebook offered them more cash.
>it won't hurt Facebook's business and may actually help its recruiting. Bonus.
Yes, that single product they have is going to out do everyone else in ever market sector.. until another service comes along and everyone leaves.