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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Comment by Almafeta
by Almafeta on Wed 6th Apr 2011 09:05 UTC
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This means that the only people who have the right to access the Honeycomb source code (the part covered under the GPL) are those who have bought a Xoom.

It's not like the GPL has the phrase "must be publicly documented and available to the public in source code form" or anything.

All members of the public probably includes at least a few people who haven't bought a Xoom.

Edited 2011-04-06 09:10 UTC

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