Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Mar 2011 14:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The company revealed Thursday that it will delay publication of the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) source code for the foreseeable future - possibly for months. It's not clear when (or if) the source code will be made available. The decision puts Android on a path towards a "draconian future" of its own, in which it is controlled by a single vendor - Google. The Ars link linked above is a pretty inflammatory editorial, so see also: Businessweek, GigaOM, The Register.
Permalink for comment 467924
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Member since:

Meh, who cares. All these mobile systems are developed in-house. They aren't community projects.

Well, there are parts that get code submitted from the community (like Qt). If that would no longer be... then, when you have a free/libre system, the community can start a derivate project whenever it's needed :-), as the license allows you to see the source code of the program, study it, modify it, improve it, audit it, compile it, distribute it, etc.

Edited 2011-03-26 04:41 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3