Those who can't compete consort
I think it was Scott McNealy who said ‘Those who can’t compete, consort” when DEC, HP, Siemens, IBM and a host of others created the OSF to head Sun of at the pass in the late 80’s and early 90’s.Â Well its the same old song with Google’s annoucement of its OpenSocial initiative. Suddenly its the world against Facebook.
Now, I’m no “according to Hoyle” Facebook defender but you have to smell a rat when the least open company in the world suddenly make a play for sharing all the data in world with its users.
Absolutely,Â OpenSocial is a good idea, but lets follow it with OpenPageRank, OpenSearch and OpenGoogleDatabase.