Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2013 18:29 UTC
Google A blog post on the Free Software Foundation Europe site is making the rounds around the web. The blog post, written by Torsten Grote, claims that 'the Android SDK is now proprietary', because upon download, you have to agree to terms and conditions which are clearly not compatible with free and/or open source software. What Grote fails to mention - one, these terms have mostly always been here, and two, they only apply to the SDK binaries. The source is still freely available.
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by kurkosdr on Fri 4th Jan 2013 19:56 UTC
kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

I don't understand. What's the point of placing a "no-forking" clause in a binary, and not the source (which is Apache). How can you fork a binary? I thought you could only fork source.

PS: If you know how it's possible to fork a binary, please post.

Edited 2013-01-04 19:57 UTC

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