The Google Transparency Project is a site we visit regularly. It’s full of great information on Google and the company’s increasingly (and big time) crony disposition.
A number of Silicon Valley’s tech giants have become concerned regarding the extent of Google’s growing power. But when a San Francisco jury decided in May that Google’s Android operating system did not have to pay $9 billion for infringing on Oracle’s 37 Java API patents under the “fair use” doctrine, Redwood City-based Oracle decided to start playing hardball in challenging Google’s reputation.
Following an August 18 Fortune article, Oracle proudly acknowledged that it is one of the funders of the ‘Google Transparency Project’ (GTP), which says it intends to use high-quality investigative journalism to document Google’s nefarious government influence. It is unclear who the other funders are, but GTP is a spin-off of the “Campaign for Accountability” and is at least associated with the deep-pocket ‘New Venture Fund.’