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.
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RE: There there...
by tetek on Mon 28th Mar 2011 09:46 UTC in reply to "There there..."
tetek
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2010-10-04

It is a big deal if you thought that Android is "open" as it being advertised. And as you can see it's open as long as google want it to be.

I do not understand how i.e. Oracle publishing Solaris code after every major update is evil,anti-open source and this makes Solaris code-closed, but Big G doing the same thing with Android makes it open source software.

But I think it's what happens when big corpos starts messing with open source community and projects trying to make them profitable for themselves using PR and advertising them as being open source cause it's "feel right", "feel open".

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