Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 22:48 UTC
Google Is Android still open now that Google has postponed the source code release of Honeycomb, version 3.0 of the mobile operating system? I've been reading a whole boatload of articles and blog posts on the web claiming Android is no longer open, but it seems like very few people seem to actually understand what 'open' really means when it comes to the GPL and the Apache license. Here's a short primer.
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Fragmentation
by Lennie on Tue 5th Apr 2011 23:48 UTC
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Isn't this all because Google wants to prevent fragmentation by keeping the source slightly closed ?

Interresting enough it is the device builders/telecom providers which want to differentiate.

Maybe someone should define very clearly which parts are part of the 'platform' and need to be kept compatible. And which can be customized to their hearts content.

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