Earlier this month Glyn Moody wrote a great post on how Google could be a force for good again, in particular by reversing the trends in their definition of open, in Android, with OpenStreetMap, the principal behind Google Books, and with patents. I'd add greater privacy controls in Chrome rather than just retorting that smart people use Chromium, bringing DoubleClick under control, and paying taxes.

I used to have great respect and admiration for Google (as you can tell by reading my old material here!) and I still hold them in higher regard than most companies, but cynicism regarding their do not be evil mantra set in around 2009. Unlike some though, I have every confidence they can reverse the trend.