Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jul 2012 09:29 UTC
Google Hurray for openness and the community: "Over the last week, our Jason Parker (a.k.a. kornyone) has been playing with his Nexus Q, seeing how far he could push it and how capable it could be. It started with the basics (fastboot and adb pushing) and then Trebuchet, Netflix and other apps, followed by XBMC for Android. Well, now Jason is back with another breakthrough - CM9." Just keep beating that tired and worn drum of placing open between quotation marks, John. You're very convincing.
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by kurkosdr on Tue 17th Jul 2012 15:02 UTC
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With your definition, Linux is not open. It only works with binary blobs

Linux can be compiled into a working product without the binary blobs, because at least some drivers for some hardware and PCs are open source. Instead, the Android source code dump does not contain open source drivers for not even one phone/tablet. You can not compile Android into a working product for any phone/tablet yet. But hey, Google wants us to believe that the Android running on their Nexus devices is "open source". This is what I hate. Just call the Android running on the Nexus devices "mixed" or "mostly open source", but not open source.

Also, it's not about whether you can run proprietary apps, but whether the OS ships with proprietary apps.

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