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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RE: Weasel words
by FrankenFuss on Wed 6th Apr 2011 18:35 UTC in reply to "Weasel words"
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Lost of weasel words from Google apologists...

...I guess all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than other ;)

What a shameful performance

We all know now...Google Apologetics dictates that when Google is found to be wrong, you attack Apple. It's clear that Google, who unabashedly and self-righteously, declared themselves the Open Source savior, is now playing favorites, as you said. And Reverend Thom of the Church of the Google Apologetics, starts pointing at Apple (whose operating systems are proprietary, always have been proprietary...but does support some open source projects) and falsely states that they claim the same things as Google. A clear misdirection...and very disingenuous. And his attack on Gruber (who clearly couldn't care less about Thom) is just sad.

However, I am having fun seeing the Google apologists squirm and rationalize the rather dubious shenanigans going on at their beloved corporation.

Edited 2011-04-06 18:37 UTC

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