Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Sep 2009 19:37 UTC
Google Building custom ROM images for popular phones is a relatively common thing on the internet. There are a number of forums dedicated to hacking and creating custom Windows Mobile ROMs, and there's also a community of people working on custom Android ROMs. The latter community has been up in arms over the fact that Google has sent a cease and desist letter to one of the most popular ROM hackers.
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RE[5]: Well...
by _xmv on Wed 30th Sep 2009 13:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Well..."
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2008-12-09

well the thing is, you can redistribute and use the apple software THAT IS OPENSOURCE aka Darwin.
It works.

The non open source stuff, cannot be copied/etc.

Just like Google actually. They just happen to have a lot more stuff on MacOSX that is closed source (because they coded most of the GUI stuff and many services).

And yes, Google is as "evil" as is any company.
Saying "we wont do evil" doesnt quite cut it.

It has the same value if I eat the last cookie in the jar and say its not me.

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