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[8]: Comment by shmerl
by Shane on Thu 12th May 2011 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
Shane
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I used to use OSNews as a source of curated operating system news. It has now turned into commentaria on general tech news items - a morning show where the host takes the day's headlines and spout out their opinions on each. I have my own opinion thanks, and unless you're an expert in the subject, I rather just get the news straight off the source.

Otherwise, I prefer reading some background research, analysis or interviews of the people involved. But that takes more work and more humility on the writer's part. Just saying one's opinion is easier. And that's fine. But the genre stubbly shifts from news to entertainment. These days, I come to OSNews when I want to be entertained with gems like:

"Awesome Added to Awesome, World May End
Somebody has just added the Portal gun to Minecraft. Your argument? It is now invalid."

The comment section rarely disappoints either. But in my RSS feed? Not since a few years ago.

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