Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 20:35 UTC
Google It was inevitable, of course, and rightfully so: Google is having its big I/O conference, so we have to talk about the lack of Honeycomb's source code. While not violating any licenses, the lack of source code doesn't sit well with many - including myself - so it only makes sense people are asking Google about it. Andy Rubin confirmed we're never going to see Honeycomb's sources as a standalone release. He also explained what 'open' means for Android.
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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 11th May 2011 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
Thom_Holwerda
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So I know full well how the site has grown over the last 5 years. And the hatred you have for everything Apple. It's always been pretty clear. But as of late there seems to be even more hatred and a blind eye towards everything Google does.


Typed on my MacBook Air.

And a blind eye towards everything Google does? Do you even READ the stuff I write? *sigh*

"While not violating any licenses, the lack of source code doesn't sit well with many - including myself"

"As I said in my earlier story about this, while I understand Google's reasoning, I see this is a massive cop-out. Sure, they're not violating any licenses, and it doesn't come close to the structural (L)GPL license violations by Apple, but I personally believe that you shouldn't lock away BSD/Apache/MIT-licensed code just because you took shortcuts or because you're afraid of what cheapo OEMs might do with it."

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