Google may be the best search engine, but I think they've done themselves a nasty with their Programming Contest. One of the clauses/conditions of entry basically translates to any and all entries being handed over to Google for unlimited use (including selling the code/concepts) even if they don't win. I have to agree with some of the posts in the dicussion group - it seems that Google's found a great way to get a whole lot of code for free; and one particularly sweet bit of code for what translates to petty cash at the coporate level. Google is yet to respond to the criticism, AFAIK.


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