Linked by AcacioMartins on Wed 6th Apr 2011 22:13 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source In a recent article Thom contributed his opinion to the discussion about the openness of Android that started when Google choose to withhold the source code for honeycomb, here are my 2 cents. In the article the obligations GPL puts on Google are made very clear. This makes it clear that Android is indeed an open-source project. However being open-source and being open aren't always the same thing.
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While the measure of the openness of a project indeed has subjective aspects that doesn't mean discussing it is meaningless and just because people use the word open to troll other projects doesn't mean it's impossible to have meaningful debates about it.

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