Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Apr 2011 21:57 UTC, submitted by JAlexoid
Google Andy Rubin, the head of Android at Google, has responded to all the talk going on across the web over Android's openness. I would almost say he sounds a bit irritated, but that's probably my own imagination. In any case, his opinion is clear - "I think I'm having a Gene Amdahl moment", referring to the man who coined the term 'fear, uncertainty, and doubt'.
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Definition of open
by thebluesgnr on Mon 11th Apr 2011 15:55 UTC
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Based on Andy Rubin's definition of open, I expect him to know that you need the source code to be ready before you can compile and distribute the object code. Honeycomb is already out in stores, so it doesn't make any sense to say that "Finally, we continue to be an open source platform and will continue releasing source code when it is ready,"

Might as well be honest and say "we want to give our partners a window of exclusivity and only after that we'll we release the latest version of Android as open source.". Until then, the latest version of Android isn't open source.

I love how he pretends he's being a victim of "FUD". Don't worry guys, Google is not evil!

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