Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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RE: Open
by l3v1 on Tue 19th Oct 2010 18:18 UTC in reply to "Open"
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Someone may disagree about Rubin's defition of "open". Dumping the source code somewhere periodically doesn't cut it, by itself (even if it technically is open source).


Geez, people, it seems that sometimes nothing is good enough for you.

Open source does mean you get access to the source code, even if there would be certain requirements on the other end (i.e. when putting it on devices and distributing). Access to sources is a major plus against all others from a dev point of view, and whatever Jobs or MS says, Google is my favourite of the bunch from this point of view. I couldn't care less about GUI consistency between devices, consistency in the background makes me more happy.

Of course I realize most people (i.e. buyers) are totally uninterested in such issues - but then what's all the fuss about? What's the still ongoing lack of anger management against anything that contains open source in its designation?

About A. Rubin's tweet, it's funny, and to the point. He doesn't say bad word about anyone and doesn't point any fingers, still manages to make his point. And well so. Gotta buy him a beer ;)

And by the way, The first thing we think of when we hear open is Windows: W. T. F. ?! Knowing that Jobs is far from stupid, and looking at the context seeing it's not a joke, I can't really make anything of this.

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