Linked by snydeq on Fri 12th Aug 2011 19:05 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Google has finally acknowledged that its characterization of Android as open source is false and, in the end, this can only make the mobile platform stronger, InfoWorld's Galen Gruman argues. 'It's hard for believers to accept that open source brings with it difficulties, but look at the consistent failure of the other open source mobile platforms -- Moblin, Maemo, and MeeGo -- that all devolved into grad-student-like thought experiments and personal pet projects. Users don't want that, and ultimately products are sold to users.' Instead, Google has been quietly taking parts of Android back in house to develop them purposefully and deeply, and as Google has asserted more control over Android, it's improved.
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No longer in love
by snip3rm00n on Tue 16th Aug 2011 14:46 UTC
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The fact that Google has kept the Android platform closed is a bad idea. Google prided its mobile platform on the fact that it was 'Open Source' and now it has to come out and admit it lied. I know I'm no longer in love with Android at this point and subsequently, I'm not sure how I feel about Google as a whole right now.

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